FACTORS AFFECTING ADOPTION OF IMPROVED MAIZE SEEDS AND USE OF INORGANIC FERTILIZER FOR MAIZE PRODUCTION IN THE INTERMEDIATE AND LOWLAND ZONES OF TANZANIA Reportar como inadecuado




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This paper examines factors influencing the adoption of improved maize seeds and the use of inorganic fertilizer for maize production by farmers in the intermediate and lowland zones of Tanzania. The results indicate that availability of extension services, on-farm field trials, variety characteristics and rainfall were the most important factors that influenced the extent of adopting improved maize seeds and the use of inorganic fertilizer for maize production. Farmers preferred those varieties which minimize field loss rather than maximizing yields. Future research and extension policies should emphasize farmer participation in the research process and on-farm trials for varietal evaluation and demonstration purposes.

Keywords: adoption ; agroecological zones ; improved maize seeds ; new technology ; Tanzania

Subject(s): Crop Production/Industries

Issue Date: 2000-04

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/15392 Published in: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 32, Number 1 Page range: 35-47

Total Pages: 13

Record appears in: Southern Agricultural Economics Association (SAEA) > Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics





Autor: Kaliba, Aloyce R. ; Verkuijl, Hugo ; Mwangi, Wilfred

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/15392?ln=en







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