By: Sunil P. Dhoubhadel
This paper uses the staggered differenceÐinÐdifference model to assess the ex post impact of PA technology adoption on whole-farm profitability. The results indicate that PA technologies do not contribute as much to farm profitability when analyzed over a period. PA technologies may increase some operational efficiency, but farmers should not adopt PA, assuming that it will improve farm profitability. The positive contribution of the majority of PA technologies to farm profitability is not yet established.