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Title:
DETERMINANTS OF IMPROVED COWPEA VARIETY SEEDS ADOPTION IN BURKINA FASO

Authors:
Souleymane OUEDRAGO, Arahama TRAORE, Isabelle W.P. DABIRE


Volume - 2 Issue - 9, Pages - 4538-4553

Abstract:
To improve agricultural productivity to meet the food needs of a growing population, many improved seed varieties have been developed for several years through research and offered to producers. In Burkina Faso, several varieties of cowpea have been disseminated since the 1990s, without knowing their related prospect. This article intends to determine the current adoption rates and the factors that influence the adoption of seed of cowpea varieties by producers. Descriptive statistics of the data collected from 603 randomly selected farmers in five (5) regions indicate that improved seeds are widely adopted. These rates range from 22.22% to 88% in terms of adopters and between 59.7% and 78%, depending on the weight of the improved varieties in cowpea growing systems. The logit regression model estimation shows that the major determinants of adoption of seed of improved cowpea varieties are the level of education, the technical control of the producer, the variety cycle and the region. These results call on the actors and stakeholders involved in rural area to guide their actions towards these different aspects for a better promotion of improved cowpea seeds.

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[OUEDRAGO, Souleymane, et al. "DETERMINANTS OF IMPROVED COWPEA VARIETY SEEDS ADOPTION IN BURKINA FASO." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 9, 2017, pp. 4538-4553. September.]

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