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ID 35049
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creator
Khanal, Narayan Prasad
Maharjan, Keshav Lall
NDC
Agriculture
abstract
Rice is the most important cereal crop of Nepal from food security and livelihood perspectives. In spite of this, the yield of this crop is quite low and there is wide gap between potential and national average yield. One of the reasons behind it is poor adoption of improved rice varieties in the farming communities. In this article, we analyzed the influence of socio-economic variables on the adoption of these varieties. The data for the study were collected from 180 households spreading across three tarai districts: Siraha, Chitwan and Kailali of Nepal from October to November 2011. A binary logistic regression was employed to analyze the data, and the adoption of improved varieties was defined from the perspective of whether farmers buy seed from the market or not. The result shows that in 72.7% of cases farmers adopt improved variety, and these varieties consist of both modern varieties and farmers' varieties. Farmers' behavior in adopting these varieties is mainly explained by irrigation facility, household's membership in community-based organizations (CBOs), and seed price. The findings from this research might have implications in the agriculture extension policy of Nepal and other developing countries.
journal title
Journal of International Development and Cooperation
volume
Volume 19
issue
Issue 4
start page
17
end page
27
date of issued
2013-03-29
publisher
広島大学大学院国際協力研究科
issn
1341-0903
ncid
SelfDOI
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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