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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 796-802
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.796.802
 
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Analysis of Factors Influencing Adoption of Intermediate Farm Tools and Equipment among Farmers in the Semi-Arid Zone of Nigeria

Joseph G. Akpoko

Abstract:
In this study, a number of farmers` characteristics, attributes of the technologies and institutional factors are conceived as influencing adoption of these tools and equipment. The relevant data were collected from secondary and primary sources. The primary data were collected using a questionnaire administered to 120 farmers comprising randomly selected adopters. Percentages, means and t-test were used to analyze certain aspects of the study. Tobit analysis was used to determine factors influencing adoption of IFTE. It was found that farm size and use of biological/chemicals were highly significant determinants of adoption of IFTE. It is concluded that when the recommendations made are implemented, the adoption of IFTE among farmers will increase and consequently, agricultural productivity and production will increase in Nigeria.
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How to cite this article:

Joseph G. Akpoko , 2007. Analysis of Factors Influencing Adoption of Intermediate Farm Tools and Equipment among Farmers in the Semi-Arid Zone of Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 796-802.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2007.796.802

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2007.796.802

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