Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 469

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of agricultural technology adoption: Farm household’s evidence from Niger

Ousmane DJIBO
  • Ousmane DJIBO
  • Laboratory of Studies and Research on Economic Emergence, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger.
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Nafiou MALAM MAMAN
  • Nafiou MALAM MAMAN
  • Laboratory of Studies and Research on Economic Emergence, Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey, Niger.
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  •  Received: 27 September 2018
  •  Accepted: 24 October 2018
  •  Published: 31 January 2019

Abstract

This paper investigates the determinants of agricultural technology adoption decisions taken by Nigerian farm households such as improved seeds, inorganic fertilizers and plant protection products. We use the multinomial probit model on cross-sectional data of 1395 farm households that are representative of farm household in Niger. According to the type of agricultural technology, the results showed that agricultural technology adoption decisions taken by farm households were determined by the age and education level of the farm household head, the size of the farm household, the membership of agricultural cooperative, the number of plots owned, the level of farm household income and wealth, the plot size, the types of soil on the plot, the plots located on the valley and gentle slope, and the land tenure status.

Key words: Adoption, agricultural technology, farm households, multinomial probit, Niger.