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Assessing the potential economic impact of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize in Kenya
(Academic Journals, 2011)
The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project is currently developing Bt maize for Kenya. So far, Bt genes with resistance to Chilo partellus, Chilo orichalcociliellus, Eldana sacharina, and Sesamia calamistis, four ...
Economic benefits of blast-resistant biofortified wheat in Bangladesh: the case of BARI Gom 33
The first occurrence of wheat blast in 2016 threatened Bangladesh's already precarious food security situation. The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), together with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...
Agricultural technology adoption, commercialization and smallholder rice farmers’ welfare in rural Nigeria
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2016)
This study assessed the determinants of intensity of adoption of Improved Rice Varieties (IRVs) and the effect of market participation on farmers’ welfare in Nigeria using the Tobit and Heckman two-stage models, respectively. ...
Diagnostic research to enable adoption of transgenic crop varieties by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Academic Journals, 2003)
Diagnostic research is important in helping to create an enabling environment for promising biotechnology products in smallholder agriculture, before rather than after release. The biotechnology products that now hold ...
Predicting minimum tillage adoption among smallholder farmers using microlevel and policy variables
(SpringerOpen; Springer Verlag; Società Italiana di Economia Agraria, 2017)
Minimum tillage combined with mulching (MTM) is critical to conservation agriculture, yet its use by smallholder farmers raises challenging questions regarding adoption, diffusion and scaling at farm level. In this paper, ...
Adoption and continued use of improved maize seeds: Case study of Central Ethiopia
(Academic Journals, 2010)
The literature on agricultural technology is limited on the issue of the continued use of an agricultural technology after it is adopted. This paper analyzes the factors that explain adoption as well as continued use of ...
Perception and adoption of a new agricultural technology: evidence from a developing country
Adoption of new agricultural technologies is always at the center of policy interest in developing countries. In reality, despite the visible benefits of many of the new agricultural technologies, including machinery and ...
Impact of zero tillage adoption on household welfare in Pakistan
(Association of Agricultural Technology in Southeast Asia (AATSEA), 2013)
The current study was carried out to estimate the impact of zero tillage technology adoption on household welfare in Pakistan. For the study cross sectional data set was collected from 234 households in the rice-wheat area ...