Effects Of Adoption Of Improved Varieties Of Cassava Stem On Income In Cassava-Based Farm Holdings In Delta State, Nigeria
Keywords: Adoption, Cassava improved varieties, Cassava growers,
AbstractThe study examines the adoption of improved varieties of cassava on income generation and factors that influence adoption process. Purposive sampling was used in the collection of primary data. Ten local Government Areas (LGAs) were identified as major cassava growers in the state out of which 4 LGAs were randomly selected. Questionnaire was used to obtain data from 370 cassava growers. However, 350 observations were found useful for subsequent
analysis. The result of the finding shows that awareness level of improved varieties was high (88.6%) while 250 (80.7%) respondents adopted the improved varieties. Farmers that adopted the improved varieties received revenue of N46330 higher than non-adopters. Cassava growers adoption score, education, access to marketing facilities and extension facilities identified as factors influencing higher income and facilitates adoption process. Hence, increase use of these factors can facilitate adoption process and enhanced increase income.
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