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Patterns and Determinants of Adoption of High Yielding Varieties: Farm-level Evidence from Bangladesh

  • MOHAMMAD ALAUDDIN

    (University of Newcastle, (on leave from Rajshahi University of Bangladesh))

  • CLEM TISDELL

    (University of Newcastle, (on leave from Rajshahi University of Bangladesh))

Observations using Bangladeshi survey data tend to support Ahmed's (1981) and Asaduzzaman's (1979) hypothesis postulating an inverse relationship between farm size and intensity of adoption but not Jones' (1984) U-shaped relationship. However, since farm size alone is an inadequate predictor of HYV adoption, bivariate and multivariate techniques including discriminant analysis are used to identify influences on HYV adoption of such variables as subsistence pressure, tenancy, labour scarcity, education, availability of irrigation. Irrigation emerges as the key determinant of HYV adoption.

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Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

Volume (Year): 27 (1988)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 183-210

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