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As part of a major effort to address soil fertility decline in West Africa, an integrated soil fertility management project promoted two technology packages: a combinedapplication of inorganic fertilizer and manure (BNMS-manure) and a soybean/maizerotation practice (BNMS-rotation) in the northern Guinea savanna (NGS) of Nigeria.This study used a tobit regression model to examine factors that influence the adoptionand intensity of use of the technologies. Empirical results showed that within fiveyears of introduction, the adoption of BNMS-rotation had reached 40% while that ofBNMS-manure had reached 48%. In terms of land area, BNMS-manure occupied 35% and BNMS-rotation covered 12% of the total maize land in the zone. Factors such as access to credit, farmers’ perception of the state of land degradation, and assets ownership were the significant determinant factors of BNMS-manure, whereas offfarm income was found to be significant in determining farmers’ adoption decisions on BNMS-rotation.

Keywords: adoption ; BNMS-manure ; BNMS-rotation ; northern Guinea savanna ; tobit

Subject(s): Agricultural and Food Policy

Resource /Energy Economics and Policy

Issue Date: 2010

Publication Type: Journal Article

DOI and Other Identifiers: ISSN 0049-8599 (Other)

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/155541 Published in: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Volume 49, Number 1 Page range: 25-45

Total Pages: 21

JEL Codes: O33

Series Statement: Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 49 (2010)

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Record appears in: Humboldt University of Berlin > Department of Agricultural Economics > Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture





Autor: Akinola, Adebayo A. ; Alene, Arega D. ; Adeyemo, Remi ; Sanogo, D. ; Olanrewaju, A.S. ; Nwoke, C. ; Nziguheba, G.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/155541?ln=en



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