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Title: Adoption of safer irrigation technologies and cropping patterns: Evidence from Southern Ghana
Authors: Abdulai, Awudu
Owusu, Victor
Bakang, John-Eudes A.
Keywords: Africa
Untreated waste water
Irrigation technology
Vegetable production
Technology adoption
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Ecological Economics
Citation: Ecological Economics 70 (2011) 1415–1423
Abstract: The new irrigation technologies introduced in sub-Saharan Africa aim at ensuring safer vegetable production when untreated waste water is used as irrigation water. This paper examines the adoption of safer irrigation technologies and crop choices among vegetable farmers, using cross-section data from urban Kumasi in Ghana. The study employed a two-stage conditional maximum likelihood approach to examine the impact of crop choices and farm-level characteristics on the adoption of safer irrigation technologies. The empirical results indicate that apart from household and farm characteristics such as access to extension agents, belonging to a farmer's organization and education, cropping patterns tend to influence adoption of irrigation technologies for safer vegetable production.
Description: Ecological Economics 70 (2011) 1415–1423. Also available at www.elsevier.com/locate/ ecolecon
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6736
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