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Comparative Economic Evaluation of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Some Selected Technologies in Abia State

Anyaegbunam, H.N and Ogbonna, M.C and Okoye, B.C (2008): Comparative Economic Evaluation of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Some Selected Technologies in Abia State. Forthcoming in: Proceedings of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria No. 43 (20. October 2009)

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Abstract

This study was carried out in Abia State, Nigeria in 2007, to compare the output, cost and returns of Adopters and Non-adopters of some selected farm technologies. Data was collected from the respondents (120) Adopters and (120) Non-adopters) using well structured questionnaire. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, students‘t’ test and profitability analysis. The results show that there were significant differences in farm size, expenditure, income and profit of adopters and non-adopters. The calculated‘t’s calculated were greater than‘t’ tabulated at P = 0.05. This implies that adopters of farm technologies had more output, made more expenditure and generated more income and profit than the non-adopters of the selected farm technologies. Therefore, farmers are advised to adopt innovations to increase output and generate more profit.

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