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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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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Comparative Economic Evaluation of Adopters and Non-Adopters of Some Selected Technologies in Abia State|
|Keywords:||Adoption, Evaluation and Technologies|
|Subjects:||Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q19 - Other
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics ; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q10 - General
|Depositing User:||B.C Okoye|
|Date Deposited:||25. Sep 2009 12:26|
|Last Modified:||23. Mar 2015 15:00|
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