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Analysis of Farmers’ Willingness to Adopt Improved Peanut Varieties in Northern Ghana with the use of Baseline Survey Data

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  • Ibrahim, Mohammed
  • Florkowski, Wojciech

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This study employed a probit model to identify the factors that influence the willingness of farmers in northern Ghana to adopt improved peanut varieties. A cross-sectional data of 206 peanut farmers from the Tamale Metropolitan, Tolon-Kumbungu and Savelugu-Nanton districts in the northern region of Ghana were used in the analysis. The estimated results indicate that Tolon-Kumbungu district (location), early maturity, farm size, ownership of a radio and membership in a farm organization significantly influence farmer willingness to adopt improved peanut varieties.

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  • Ibrahim, Mohammed & Florkowski, Wojciech, 2015. "Analysis of Farmers’ Willingness to Adopt Improved Peanut Varieties in Northern Ghana with the use of Baseline Survey Data," 2015 Annual Meeting, January 31-February 3, 2015, Atlanta, Georgia 197049, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea15:197049
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.197049
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