International Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Studies (IJAERDS)

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Adoption of Brri Dhan28 in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh (Published)

The main purpose of this study was to determine the adoption of BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas of Bangladesh. The study was conducted in three villages (Shimulbaria, Balitha and Fingri) of Fingri union under Satkhira Sadar Upazila of Satkhira district. In this study, 75 farmers were selected as sample following simple random sampling technique, compiled, coded, analyzed and interpreted as per objectives.Majority of the respondents were middle aged (50.7%), had primary level of education (64%), small family size (49.3%), and large farm size (64%). The respondents had medium income (66.7%), medium extension contact (62.7%), and low farming experience (53.3%). It was also found that majority of the respondents had medium knowledge (81.3%) on rice cultivation which helped them to adopt and carry on the BRRI dhan28 technology. Majority of the respondents had medium adoption (77.3%) of BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas. Out four rice varieties (BRRI dhan28, BRRI dhan50, Super miniket dhan and BRRI dhan47) BRRI dhan28 ranked first in respect of extent of adoption (54.92%). On the other hand comparative profitability of BRRI dhan28 was more than other varieties on the basis of area under cultivation, average yield, average selling price and average net income. High market price and non- complexity of cultivation procedure were two most important benefits of adopting BRRI dhan28. So it is concluded that if policy-maker and extension organizations concentrate on these factors, they are more likely to succeed in making the respondents more favorably disposed to adopt BRRI dhan28 in coastal areas of Bangladesh.

Keywords: Adoption, BRRI dhan 28, Coastal area

Factors Influencing Adoption of Gum Arabic Production Technologies in Gombe State, Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the factors influencing adoption of gum arabic production technologies in Gombe state, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to: describe the socio – economic characteristics of gum arabic farmers and identify factors influencing adoption of gum arabic production technologies. Primary data were used which were collected from 46 registered gum arabic farmers who were members of National Association of Gum Arabic Producers, Processors and Exporters of Nigeria (NAGAPPEN) Gombe state chapter. Descriptive statistics and multiple regressions were used for the analysis. The results revealed that 93.5% of the respondents were males, 97.7 were, married, and a mean age of forty nine years old, attended tertiary institutions and earned ₦M3.04 annually. Multiple regressions revealed that age (X2) educational (X5), income(X7), farming experience(X8) farm size(X9), and access to extension (X10) were significant at varying levels and positively influence the adoption of gum arabic production technologies except age which has a negative influence. Increased government supports through sustained provision of inputs were therefore recommended among others.

Keywords: Adoption, Factors Influencing, Technologies

Level of Use of Organic Manure by Farmers in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria (Published)

The study assessed the level of use of organic manure in Isoko North Local Government area of Delta State, Nigeria. A multi-stage sampling procedure was used to compose a sample size of 427 respondents for the study. Data generated were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the study showed that majority of the farmers were not using organic manure. The reasons adduced for this amongst others were unavailability of organic manure, preference for fertilizer and bulkiness of organic manure. From the logit regression result, three variables, namely, educational level (t=3.645), farm size (t=3.978) and farming experience (t=2.998) were significantly in their relationship with organic manure use. From the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that farmers in the study area should be enlightened on the benefits of using organic manure in their farms.

Keywords: Adoption, Delta State, Farmers, Logit Regression, Organic Manure

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