ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

Números publicados:

Volumen 12, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2015

PARTICIPANT RESEARCH AND INNOVATION NETWORKS IN AGROECOSYSTEMS WITH PAPAYA TREES IN COTAXTLA, VERACRUZ, MÉXICO

Abstrac


The analysis of social networks can be applied to processes of rural innovation in technology transference. It helps to understand the complexity of social relationships that people or institutions form within their environment, and define the innovation networks that arise between work groups or regions. From April to May, 2011, the networks and central actors present in the association “Productora y Comercializadora de Papaya de Cotaxtla, S.P.R de R.L.” were established, which influences technology transfer in Cotaxtla, Veracruz, México. Three centrality measures were determined with the UCINET software v. 6.289: degree, betweenness and closeness. Of 32 participants in the network, 27 actively divulge the innovations according to their interest, with those with whom they must make alliances to transfer technology. Four producers stand out as central actors, which together with INIFAP, Colegio de Postgraduados and the producers’ organization itself, would be the appropriate ones to develop a technology transfer program to accelerate the diffusion and adoption of innovations. Wholesale traders, intermediaries and credit institutions do not participate in this process, but they could provide funds to finance the diffusion of innovations.

Palabras clave: Carica papaya, actual knowledge, simultaneous productive growth groups, networks.

Volumen 12, Número 2

Volumen 12, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2015


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
Colegio de Postgraduados · Estadística · Km 36.5 Carretera México-Texcoco · 56230
Apartado Postal 199 · 56190 · Texcoco Edo. de México
asyd@colpos.mx · www.colpos.mx/asyd/asyd.htm