Determinants of adoption of soil and water and conservation techniques: evidence from Northern Ghana Online publication date: Fri, 10-Mar-2017
by Abdallah Abdul-Hanan
International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics (IJSAMI), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2017
Abstract: The study assessed the number of soil and water conservation techniques employed by maize farmers in the northern, upper east and upper west regions of Ghana. The paper provides an understanding of the factors that influence the adoption by smallholder farmers. Poisson model is employed to estimate soil and water conservation techniques adoption. The results indicate that farmers who are near to input store/market, males, gifted with land, have access to credit and own livestock employ the largest number of soil and water conservation techniques. The results confirm the importance of road network and agricultural credit provision to facilitate production technology adoption by farmers.
Online publication date: Fri, 10-Mar-2017
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