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Research Paper | Agricultural Engineering | Nigeria | Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014
Factors Influencing Adoption of Agricultural Processing Technologies Developed by National Centre for Agricultural Mechanization (NCAM) in Ifelodun Local Government Area, Ilorin Kwara State
Mohammed  | B.T.  | Achem  | B.A.  | Abdulquadri | A.F. 
Abstract: This study was carried out in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria with the objective to promote adoption of NCAM agricultural processing technologies among farmers in the neighboring communities. Data was collected using a 2-stage sampling technique randomly selected from 77 respondents. Interview schedule with a structural questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The data were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The results from the findings indicated that adoption of NCAM developed processing technologies is majorly in the hands of female, middle aged, educated and full-time farmers. Also, majority (about 67.5 %) did not belong to any farmers group or cooperative society, 70 % were not aware of NCAM technologies. The multiple regression analysis result indicates that the co-efficient of sex, cooperative society, relevant aspiration as well as age were fund to be significantly influencing the adoption of these two NCAM technologies. The study recommends good finishing, durability of materials, need for adequate publicity, feedback, and provision of adequate extensionist in the study area.
Keywords: Adoption, Agriculture, NCAM, Technologies, Processing
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014,
Pages: 413 - 417
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