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dc.contributor.authorAbdoulaye, Tahirou
dc.contributor.authorAmaza, P.S.
dc.contributor.authorOlanrewaju, A.S.
dc.contributor.authorEllis-Jones, J.
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T08:45:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T08:45:43Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationAbdoulaye, T., Amaza, P.S., Olanrewaju, A.S. & Ellis-Jones, J. (2012). Promoting the adoption of innovations through participatory approaches: example from northern Nigeria. Tropicultura, 30(3), 155-160.
dc.identifier.issn0771-3312
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/80855
dc.descriptionOpen Access Journal
dc.description.abstractParticipatory research and development approaches involving all stakeholders along the value chain have recently been hypothesized to produce quicker outcomes than the linear technology transfer model. This paper analyzed the crop yield obtained by farmers and their uptake of improved technologies in a 2009 survey, one year after the completion of project field activities. It was a multi-stakeholder project involving research, extension, farmer groups, marketers and policymakers, that operated for 4 years (2005-2008) in Borno state of Nigeria. Survey results indicated that farmers who participated in project activities’ have been successful in increasing crop yields. Both yields and per capita production of major crops were statistically significantly higher (ρ≤ 0.05) in project communities compared to non-project ones. It is also estimated that there was a decline in percentage of households in food insecurity situation in project communities. Probit regression revealed that participation in project activities had a positive and significant effect on household food security (ρ≤ 0.05). It is then concluded that development interventions that involve multiple stakeholder partnership, use of participatory research and extension approach can help increase technology uptake among resourcepoor farmers as well as increase food production and food security in a region.
dc.format.extent155-160
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceTropicultura
dc.subjectNIGERIA
dc.subjectFOOD SECURITY
dc.subjectRESEARCH
dc.subjectDEVELOPMENT
dc.subjectEXTENSION
dc.subjectMARKETERS
dc.subjectMAIZE
dc.subjectRICE
dc.subjectSOYBEANS
dc.subjectCOWPEA
dc.subjectGROUNDNUTS
dc.titlePromoting the adoption of innovations through participatory approaches: example from northern Nigeria
dc.description.versionPeer Review
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and developing country institute
cg.subject.iitaFOOD SECURITY
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture
cg.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Maiduguri
cg.contributor.affiliationSilsoe Research Institute
cg.fulltextstatusFormally Published
cg.isijournalISI Journal
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryNIGERIA
cg.contributor.crpPOLICIES, INSTITUTIONS, AND MARKETS


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