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dc.contributor.authorMignouna, D.B.eng
dc.contributor.authorManyong, V.M.eng
dc.contributor.authorRusike, Josepheng
dc.contributor.authorMutabazi, K.D.S.eng
dc.contributor.authorSenkondo, Ephraim M. M.eng
dc.coverage.spatialDeveloping countrieseng
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaeng
dc.date.issued2011eng
dc.description.abstractThis study identifies the adoption determinants and causal impact of adoption of imazapyr-resistant maize (IRM) on income and poverty among maize farming households using a logistic model and Heckman selection-correction model. Results from a randomly selected sample of 600 households consisting of 169 adopters and 431 non-adopters reveal that combined specific household, farm, institutional, and technological factors influence the probability of adoption of the technology. The results also showed that adoption of IRM raises farm household income even after controlling for observable and unobservable household characteristics. Conclusions drawn from this study are that the use of IRM for Striga control is a reasonable policy instrument to raise small-farm income and reduce poverty among maize farming households.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper is an output from a PhD study funded by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), in Ibadan, Nigeria, through a research grant received from AATF, which is also acknowledged for their support.eng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 14(3) 2011: 158-163.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/12461eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 14, no. 3 (2011)eng
dc.subjectStrigaeng
dc.subjectherbicide resistanceeng
dc.subjectsocio-economic characteristicseng
dc.subject.lcshWitchweedseng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural innovationseng
dc.subject.lcshAgriculture -- Economic aspectseng
dc.titleDeterminants of Adopting Imazapyr-Resistant Maize Technologies and its Impact on Household Income in Western Kenyaeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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