El INTIDAMI Mohamed Elboukhary 1,
BENAMAR Fatiha 2,

Mots clés: Adoption, institutional variables, LIT, logit, Draa-Tafilalt region.


The purpose of this study was to examine the role and influence of institutional variables in
the adoption of localized irrigation technology (LIT) by farmers in the Draa- Tafilalt region.
Given the nature of our problem and in order to test the hypotheses built around our
conceptual model, we have adopted the hypothetical-deductive approach in this work, which
is part of a « positivist » perspective, and the quantitative method by face-to-face survey as a
research strategy. The estimation of the parameters of the binary logit model using SPSS
version 25 software, carried out on the basis of data collected by questionnaire from 400
farmers in the Draa-Tafilalt region revealed that among the five institutional variables used in
this study, four variables have a significant and positive effect on the probability of adopting
the LIT. Three variables with less than 1% probability level (« access to credit », « access to
subsidy » and « social influence ») and one variable with less than 5% probability level (« contact
with extension agents »). Unexpectedly, the result of the binary logistic regression also
revealed that the role of the explanatory variable « membership in a cooperative or
association » in the adoption of LIT in the study area is not significant.



Vol. 3 No 4 (2021)