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Title: FACTORS AFFECTING ADOPTION OF IMPROVED MAIZE SEEDS AND USE OF INORGANIC FERTILIZER FOR MAIZE PRODUCTION IN THE INTERMEDIATE AND LOWLAND ZONES OF TANZANIA
Authors: Kaliba, Aloyce R.
Verkuijl, Hugo
Mwangi, Wilfred
Keywords: adoption
agroecological zones
improved maize seeds
new technology
Tanzania
Issue Date: 2000-04
Abstract: 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.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/15392
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 32, Number 01, April 2000
Total Pages: 13
Language: English
From Page: 35
To Page: 47
Collections:Volume 32, Number 01, April 2000

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