Authors: MEHMET KENAN TÜRKYILMAZ, HÜSNÜ ERBAY BARDAKÇIOĞLU, AHMET NAZLIGÜL
Abstract: In this study, our aim was to determine the effects of farmers' age, education level, family type, empathy, level of social participation, communication facilities, main occupation, work experience and living standards on the adoption level of innovations like modern housing systems, artificial insemination, pure breeding, ear tagging, animal insurance, automatic water dispensers, milking machines and silage and beet production and use in dairy enterprises in Aydın province. It was determined that these innovations were adopted by 25 %, 55.3 % and 19.7 % small and medium scale enterprises to low, medium and high extents, respectively. They were adopted by 50 % of large scale enterprises to a medium extent and by 50 % to a high extent. It was determined that 63 % of enterprises prepared their own feed and the rate of high level adoption was 33.3 % in these enterprises. Out of 50 owners of enterprises educated to secondary school level or above, 42 % had a high level of adoption. Of those with a primary school education, 88 % had low and medium levels of adoption.
Keywords: Enterprise, adoption of innovations, socio-economic factors, Aydın
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