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Title: WHO ADOPTS GREEN REVOLUTION (GR) TECHNOLOGY IN GHANA
Authors: Donkoh, S. A
Tiffin, J. R
Srinivasan, C. S
Keywords: Green revolution
Probit model
Small-scale farmers
Technology adoption
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: International Academic Journals
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1;Issue 1
Abstract: Sub-Saharan Africa in general and Ghana in particular, missed out on the Green revolution. Efforts are being made to re-introduce the revolution, and this calls for more socio-economic research into the factors influencing the adoption of new technologies, hence, this study. The study sought to find out how socio-economic factors contribute to adoption of Green revolution technology in Ghana. The method of analysis involved a maximum likelihood estimation of a probit model. The proportion of Green revolution inputs was found to be greater for the following: households whose heads had formal education, households with higher levels of nonfarm income, credit and labor supply as well as those living in urban centers. It is recommended that levels of complementary inputs such as credit, extension services and infrastructure are increased. Also, households must be encouraged to form farmer-groups as an important source of farm labor. Furthermore, the fundamental problems of illiteracy must be addressed through increasing the levels of formal and non-formal education; and the gap between the rural and urban centers must be bridged through infrastructural and rural development. However, care must be taken to ensure that small-scale farmers are not marginalized, in terms of access to these complementary inputs that go with effective adoption of new technology. With these policies well implemented, Ghana can catch up with her Asian counterparts in this re-introduction of the revolution.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/997
ISSN: 2228-6322
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences

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