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PREDICTION OF ADOPTION OF YAM MINISETT TECHNOLOGY AMONG YAM FARMERS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA
among yam farmers in Rivers State, Nigeria. Multi-stage, cluster, purposive and simple
random sampling methods were used in selecting 252 yam farmers as the sample size
of the study. An interview schedule was used in obtaining data from the respondents.
Results showed that adoption levels were 16.7 per cent for partial adoption, 18.6 percent
for complete adoption and 64.7 per cent for none adoption. Results for test of hypothesis
indicated that, four out of the six tested variables that had significant relationship with
adoption explained about 89.3 percent (R2=0.8926) of the adoption variability of the
respondents. The best predictor of adoption was extension contact, with R2=0.3364
contribution. This was followed by educational level, with R2=0.2440, income, with
R2=0.1805 and farm size, with R2=0.1317. Efforts directed at improving extension contact,
education, income and farm sizes of yam farmers were suggested for a higher adoption
of the minisett technology among these farmers.
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