Ex-ante adoption ofSawahrice production technology in Kwara State Nigeria

Oladele, O.I and Kolawole, A. E. (2013) Ex-ante adoption ofSawahrice production technology in Kwara State Nigeria. Life Science Journal, 10 (2). pp. 2740-2745. ISSN 1097-8135

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This paper examines the ex-ante adoption of Sawahrice production technology in Kwara State Nigeria. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 32 farmers out of those participated in the on-farm demonstrationto examine the influence of innovation attributes, farmers’ socio-demographic characteristics, farm characteristics and geographical, institutional, social and economic context on the cultivation of rice along the floodplains. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze farmers personal and farm characteristics while logistic regression was used to isolate the significant determinants of sawah technology adoption. The result shows that 81.3% of the farmers were male with the mean age of 37.1years. The mean year of schooling is 1.03 years. The mean years of farming experience is 15.2 years.. The mean distance from the village to the farm is 1.93 km while the mean distance to the market is 1.98 km. Significant determinants of adoption of Sawah rice production technology in Kwara State are:practicability of the technology (t =3.36, p <0.05);labour requirement (t =2.11, p <0.05);extension support/training (t =3.55, p <0.05);age (t =2.44, p <0.05);education (t = -2.22,p <0.05);farming experience (t =4.12, p <0.05);gender (t =2.11, p <0.05). Other factors areknowledge of rice cultivation (t = -4.11,p <0.05);returns to investment (t =3.23, p <0.05);access to credit and loans (t = -4.31,p <0.05);use of family labour (t =2.51, p <0.05);availability of seeds/planting materials (t =3.35, p <0.05);cultivate rice on lowland (t = -4.52,p <0.05). Other significant variables areexisting farmers groups (t =2.58, p <0.05);(t =information on rice from input dealers, p <0.05);(t =2.72, p <0.05);information on rice from extension officers (t = -2.33,p <0.05);information on rice mobile phones (t =0.77, p <0.05) anddistance to market (t =-2.66, p <0.05).Thestudy recommend a proper consideration of these variables in order for effective adoption of the sawah rice production technology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 14:14
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 14:14
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/2368

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