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Welfare impacts of maize-pigeonpea intensification in Tanzania
This article examines the driving forces behind farmers' decisions to adopt improved pigeonpea and maize and estimates the causal impact of technology adoption on household welfare using data obtained from a random ...
Economic benefits of blast-resistant biofortified wheat in Bangladesh: the case of BARI Gom 33
(Elsevier; Elsevier, 2019)
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 ...
Impact of zero tillage adoption on household welfare in Pakistan
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 ...
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. ...
Impact of direct rice-sowing technology on rice producers' earnings: empirical evidence from Pakistan
(Taylor and Francis Open, 2014)
Using the comprehensive data set collected from 238 rice producers during 2011, this study estimates the impact of direct seeding of rice-sowing technology on rice and wheat crop yields and farmers' earnings in Pakistan. ...
Determinants of Agricultural Technology adoption: the Case of Improved Pigeonpea Varieties in Tanzania
If dryland legumes are to meet the expectations of reducing poverty and hunger in the semi-arid tropics, there will be need for a full understanding of their potential for diffusion and the barriers to adoption. We apply ...
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 ...
Adoption and continued use of improved maize seeds: Case study of Central Ethiopia
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 ...
Drivers of improved maize variety adoption in drought prone areas of Malawi
This study identifies the determinants of adoption and adoption-intensity of improved maize varieties in Malawi. We estimated a double hurdle model based on household-level survey data collected in the districts of Balaka ...
Assessing the potential economic impact of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) maize in Kenya
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 ...