What is it about?

The global research evidences indicate that the technology adoption in case of agribusiness has a potential to enhance the performance and bring operational efficiency. India is the world’s largest producer as well as consumer of milk but struggles with yield per cattle, overall productivity, low rate of technology acceptance and adoption, health detection of milching units, animal data recording and presence of dairy products in the global market. This paper has developed a list of challenges in adoption of technology along with their inter-relationships to highlight the required focus challenge that drives or is dependent upon the other challenges.

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Why is it important?

This paper is an attempt to showcase the challenges of technology adoption in Indian dairy farming. In Indian context, the focus of researchers and government is upon strengthening of the milk cooperative societies based supply chain in terms of technology and other parameters of development, but less focus is specifically given to the dairy farms. This study has a special focus towards the challenges by dairy farmers to adopt technologies and how the challenges are hierarchically related to each other.


This study has taken real insights from the field in the form of in-depth interviews with the dairy farm owners/managers. This work has adopted systems approach of problem solving which has not gained much popularity in social sciences. Through this work, I have made an effort to showcase that how complex problems can be simplified and resolved using tools of systems analysis. This approach is best suited for managerial problems.

Mr. Hans Kaushik
Dayalbagh Educational Institute

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This page is a summary of: Modeling the challenges of technology adoption in dairy farming, Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, June 2023, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jstpm-09-2022-0163.
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