Assessing the potential impact of Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D) on adoption of improved cereallegume crop varieties in the Sudan Savannah Zone of Nigeria
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Binam, J.N., Abdoulaye, T., Olarinde, L., Kamara, A. & Adekunle, A. (2011). Assessing the potential impact of integrated agricultural research for development (IAR4D) on adoption of improved cereal-legume crop varieties in the Sudan Savannah zone of Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information, 12(2), 177-198.
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This article provides an assessment of the potential impact of operationalizing agricultural innovation platforms (IPs) in the Sudan Savannah zone of Nigeria on adoption of improved maize/legume crop varieties, as measured by the potential outcome approach. The results show that, if the whole population in the intervention area were exposed to these varieties, the adoption rate could be increased to 69% instead of 49%. The study also shows that exposure, as well as adoption, is influenced by numerous social and institutional factors and suggests that the operationalization of IPs could help boost the adoption rate to around 51%.
Investors/sponsorsForum for Agricultural Research in Africa; European Union; Department for International Development; Italian Government; Norwegian Government
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