Abstract

Technological development and planned dissemination of ideas are necessary ingredient for the development of peasant production system and welfare. This study examined the adoption of agricultural innovation by rice farmers in Yola – South Local Government, Adamawa State. The research focused on the extent to which farmers adopt innovations, the determinants of adoption of innovations by the farmers. Structured questionnaires were distributed to one hundred respondent who were mainly rice farmers using a simple random sample technique. Data were analysed using simple descriptive statistics and chi-square tests. The study revealed that age and education level of the farmers contributed significantly to the rate of adoption of innovations. Major constraints faced by farmers which greatly impede their adoption of agricultural innovations in the study are input, economic and extension service. The study also recommended the provision of agro-service centre by government in rural areas for timely provision, delivery of farming inputs and to strengthen the provision of facilities through the rural banking scheme by making funds available for loans.

How to Cite
H, Ornan; D, Khobe; B, Ornan. Adoption Of Agricultural Innovations By Rice Farmers In Yola – South Local Government, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 4, sep. 2010. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/179>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2022.