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Analysis Of The Factors Influencing The Adoption Of Valueadded Products Of Cassava In Southeast, Nigeria
The factors influencing the adoption of value added products of cassava in Southeast, Nigeria was estimated using the exponential regression function in 2007. The study was carried out in 3 States i.e Abia, Imo and Akwa Ibom States, structured questionnaire was used for the survey. Data was analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results showed that adoption of the value added products was low with mean adoption score of 2.1. The highest adoption score of 7.9 was recorded in cassava chips. Majority (60%) of the farmers derived agricultural information from the ADP/NARIs farmer participatory activities. The multiple regression results showed that age, mass media exposure and contact with ADPs had direct relationship with adoption, while household size had an inverse relationship with adoption. It was recommenced that simple processing tools be produced at affordable prices to facilitate adoption, media usage in popularizing value added products should also be intensified.