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Transfer And Adoption Of Labour Saving Technologies

EE Idu
GO Ogwola


The study was carried out to assess the transfer and adoption of labour saving technologies in Apa Local Government area of BenueState. A total sample size One Hundred and Twenty was used in the study. Interview schedule was used to collect the data from respondents. The results revealed that herbicide was adopted most (86%) among the technologies considered. There is no significant difference in output of farmers before and after adoption with respect to cereals / legumes (tcal 0.051 < ttab = 2.42) and tubers significant difference in income levels of farmer before and after adoption (tcal = 0.10 < ttab = 2.31) of labour saving technologies at 0.05 level of significance. Majority (60.83%) of farmers in Apa Local Government fund labour saving technologies from personal savings. It was recommended that research be made into locally adapted technologies that will better tackle the production constraints of farmers in other to yield or have a significant increase in output and income levels of farmer.

Keywords: Assessment, transfer, adoption, labour, technologies.

JORIND Vol. 5 (2) 2007: pp. 22-22