The Impact of Technology Adoption on Income and Food Security Of Smallholder Cassava Farmers: Empirical Evidence From Indonesia
The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between adoption of new technologies, income and food security of small farmers in East Java. Data from a survey of 300 cassava farmers from three districts: Malang, Blitar, and Trenggalek, East Java Province were analyzed to explain this problem. Matching tendency scores are used to analyze the impact of adoption of new technologies such as the selection of “Varieties Malang 4" cassava varieties for corn flour to affect income and food security in cassava farmers. The results of econometric analysis reveal that there is an impact on heterogeneity of adoption. We find that adoption has a positive effect on agricultural income and diversity of household diets. However, the adoption has a negative impact on smallholder management strategies for food insecurity. The results show that improving technology can improve the welfare of small farmers.