ADOPTION BEHAVIOUR OF FARMERS IN SOUTHWEST, NIGERIA: THE CASE OF SOYBEAN FARMERS

2005, 6 (4)   p. 415-426

Ogunsumi LUCIA OMOBOLANLE, Ewuola SAMUEL OLU.

Abstract

It was discovered that only 36.06 percent from the respondents abandoned the adopted technologies afterwards while 64.94 percent sustained the use. The major reasons for partial adoption of set of technologies include the following: unavailability of capital, insuffi cient supply of input/non – affordability of inputs, high cost of production due to ever rising infl ation rate, low research and extension outreach to farmers due to poor funding of research and extension, poor transportation system among others reasons.

Keywords

adoption, behaviour, soybean, farmer

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