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Options to increase adoption of lowland rice - legume Technologies in Morogoro, Tanzania

Show simple item record Tenge, Albino Ley, George Hella, Joseph Magreth, Kinyau Opio, Fina Rwomushana, Ivan 2021-09-14T06:24:02Z 2021-09-14T06:24:02Z 2013
dc.identifier.issn 1913-9063
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract The main concern in agricultural research is to ensure that research products are adopted by farmers. However, the rate of adoption is low. Most research on adoption rates are post-ante. The values of such research can be added if factors for adoption are ex-ante identified and measures taken to increase adoption. This study was conducted in Morogoro, Tanzania to ex-ante identify socio-economic characteristics that influence adoption of Integrated Lowland Rice Legume Technologies (ILRLT). The ILRLT included integration of rice (SARO variety), legumes (cow pea) water management (irrigation, rainfed and majaruba bunds), tillage (conventional and minimum) and fertilizers (UREA, TSP and MOP). Data were collected through questionnaire interviews to 200 representative farmers and key informants. Descriptive statistics, Multi-Criteria Analysis and a two functions adoption model were used to assess the suitability of ILRLT and analyze the likelihood of farmers to adopt. Results indicated that important criteria for rice variety preference and hence adoption are high prices (7.8%), good taste (6.1%), early maturity (4.8%), disease (3.2%) and drought tolerance (17.4%). ILRLT scored more (26.40%) than farmer’s (17.97%) in fulfilling criteria for rice legume variety preferences. ILRLT have a chance of being adopted to the maximum rate of 89.7%. Adoption is likely to be more with farmers who depend on irrigation than those who depend on rainfed rice farming. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education en_US
dc.subject adoption en_US
dc.subject agricultural technologies en_US
dc.subject rice-legumes en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject lowland rice en_US
dc.subject Legume Technologies en_US
dc.title Options to increase adoption of lowland rice - legume Technologies in Morogoro, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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