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Socio-economic Determinants of the Adoption of Yam Minisett Technology in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria

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Author(s): Josephine Bosede Ayoola

Journal: Journal of Agricultural Science
ISSN 1916-9752

Volume: 4;
Issue: 6;
Date: 2012;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The paper assessed the socio-economic determinants of adoption of yam minisett technology in the middle belt region of Nigeria; where 120 farmers were sampled through multi-stage random technique from six villages in two Local Government Areas of Kogi and Benue States. Data collected by structured interview were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequency counts, percentages and means; and probit regression model. Results showed that 98.33 percent of farmers were aware of the technology while only 9.32 percent adopted the technology. The probit analysis indicated that age of the farmers, farm size, years of farming experience, amount of credit available and frequency of extension contacts were positively related to adoption and would probably increase adoption of the improved yam minisett technology. There is need to increase availability of credit, fertilizers and yam minisett dust, as well as improve extension services in the study area.
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