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Does credit access improve adoption intensity of improved maize seed varieties?

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dc.contributor.author Kehinde, Ayodeji Damilola
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-05T11:16:12Z
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dc.date.issued 2021-01-29
dc.identifier.citation Kehinde, Ayodeji Damilola. 2020. “Does credit access improve adoption intensity of improved maize seed varieties?”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 53 (4): 434-444. DOI: 10.46909/cerce-2020-037. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/345
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the effect of credit access on the adoption intensity of improved maize varieties in Osun State. A number of 150 maize farmers were selected through a multistage sampling procedure from using a structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, adoption index, and Tobit regression model were used to analyse the data collected. The results showed that Majority of maize farmers were over 40 years (52.6%), male (87%), and married (87%). The result also showed that majority of the farmers did not adopt improved maize varieties (55%) in the state. Swan 1 improved variety was majorly adopted (87.1%), while DMRESR- W variety was less adopted (62.9%) in the State. Just a few of maize farmers had access to credit in the State (20%). The mean adoption intensity in the State was observed to 62%. Based on adoption intensity of improved maize varieties, adopters were classified as partial adopters (65%) and full adopters (35%). Tobit regression estimates showed that credit access, household size, secondary occupation, years of education and extension contact have significant effect on the adoption intensity of improved maize varieties. In accordance with the findings, we therefore recommend that microfinance institutions should look attentively at scaling up their credit services to enhancing adoption intensity of improved maize varieties. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject microfinance en_US
dc.subject Swan I en_US
dc.subject DMRESR- W en_US
dc.subject Tobit model en_US
dc.subject maize farmers en_US
dc.subject Osun State en_US
dc.title Does credit access improve adoption intensity of improved maize seed varieties? en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Ayodeji Damilola Kehinde, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 53
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 434
dc.endingPage 444
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.46909/cerce-2020-037


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