Socio-Economic Factors Influencing the Adoption of CG7 Groundnut Technology in Malawi

  • Abdi-Khalil Edriss University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture, P. O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Julius Mangisoni University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture, P. O. Box 219, Lilongwe, Malawi
Keywords: adoption of technology, binomial model, groundnuts, Malawi

Abstract

The study aimed at determining the socio-economic factors affecting the adoption of groundnut technology in Malawi. A multi-stage cluster sampling procedure involving a combination of purposeful and random sampling procedures was used to select 200 farmers in the Central region which produces about 70% of the total groundnut crop in Malawi. The negative binomial model employed showed that adoption of CG7 groundnut technology was affected by farm size, level of education, family labour, seed input price and groundnut farm price. All the coefficient estimates are statistically significant at p < 0.05.
Key words: adoption of technology, binomial model, groundnuts, Malawi
Eastern African Journal of Rural Development Vol.20(1) 2004: 12-23
Published
2005-07-05
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