Adoption of Recommended Varieties: A Farm level Analysis of Wheat Growers in Irrigated Punjab
AbstractThis study uses farm level data to analyse the determinants of adoption of recommended wheat varieties in irrigated Punjab, Pakistan. A notable proportion of wheat acreage is sown to non-recommended wheat varieties in the province. These cultivars had either lost (overtime) or did not have resistance against yellow rust. Farm size, education, and size of wheat enterprise on the farm are the important determinants of adoption of recommended wheat varieties while tractor ownership and irrigation source play a positive but insignificant role in the adoption decisions. Age and tenure proved to be less of a constraint towards adoption of the recommended wheat varieties. The likelihood of the adoption of recommended wheat varieties varied among tehsils, with the highest probabilities of adoption in Melsi and Arifwala tehsils of cotton-wheat zones I and II respectively.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2537.
Date of creation: 2002
Date of revision: 2002
Publication status: Published in The Pakistan Development Review 1.41(2002): pp. 29-48
Adoption; wheat varieties; Punjab; Pakistan;
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- Muhammad Iqbal & M. Azeem Khan & Munir Ahmad, 2002. "Adoption of Recommended Varieties: A Farm-level Analysis of Wheat Growers in Irrigated Punjab," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 41(1), pages 29-48.
- Q16 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services
- Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
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