Assessing the adoption of NERICA varieties in Western Burkina Faso

Ouedraogo, M and Dakouo, D (2017) Assessing the adoption of NERICA varieties in Western Burkina Faso. African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 12 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1993-3738

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This paper aims to assess the actual and potential adoption rate of NERICA (New Rice for Africa) rice varieties and identify the determinants of their diffusion and adoption in Burkina Faso. The surveys were conducted in 2009 among 300 rice farmers in 10 villages participating in the rice varietal selection tests. The average treatment effect (ATE) method made it possible to determine a common rate of exposure to and adoption of NERICA of 17% in 2008, and a potential adoption rate of 37%. This means that there is an adoption gap of 20% due to the incomplete diffusion of NERICA, which must be addressed by carrying out more actions to disseminate these varieties. The contact with agricultural research services is a key factor determining the awareness and adoption of NERICA in Burkina Faso.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: NERICA rice; adoption; average treatment effect (ATE); Burkina Faso; New Rice for Africa
Subjects: Others > Rice
Others > African Agriculture
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 06:10
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 08:42
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