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Title: Determinants of the extent of adoption of maize production technologies in Northern Ghana
Authors: Theophilus, Kwarteng Amaning
Robert, Aidoo
Paul, Sarfo-Mensah
Keywords: Adoption
improved technologies
maize
Tobit regression
Issue Date: 9-May-2019
Publisher: African Journal of Agricultural Research
Citation: African Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 14(19), pp. 819-827,
Abstract: In spite of substantial investments in developing and disseminating improved maize production technologies by successive governments and several development partners, technology adoption in Ghana remains low. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors that influence the extent of adoption of improved maize production technologies among farmers in northern Ghana. A Tobit regression model was used to analyse the determinants of the extent of technology adoption. Results of the study revealed that formal education, farming experience, extension contact, access to credit, and membership of a farmer-based organisation are significant determinants of the extent of adoption of all three technologies considered. Moreover, sex of household head did not influence the extent of adoption of improved seeds but was rather significant in the case of fertiliser application and row planting. The study recommends that projects/programmes and policies related to the introduction and dissemination of improved maize production technologies in northern Ghana should draw lessons from studies like this to ensure improved technology uptake.
Description: An article published by African Journal of Agricultural Research and also available at DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2019.13912.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12240
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