Adoption of varietal and accompanying groundnut technologies in Sokoto and Kebbi States of Northwestern Nigeria

Vabi, M B and Ajeigbe, H A and Kasim, A A and Sadiq, S A and Bala, L (2019) Adoption of varietal and accompanying groundnut technologies in Sokoto and Kebbi States of Northwestern Nigeria. Net Journal of Agricultural Science, 7 (2166). pp. 56-68. ISSN 2315-9766

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The most recent improved groundnut varieties with farmers in Nigeria are SAMNUT 23, SAMNUT 24, SAMNUT 25 and SAMNUT 26. Amongst other things, this paper summarises outcomes of an adoption survey of these varieties in Sokoto and Kebbi States of North-western Nigeria. A total of 110 respondents were selected from administrative units where a donor funded project is being executed (coded herein as PLGA) and 110 from administrative units where project actions are absent (coded herein as NPLGA). The survey reveals that improved groundnut varieties are being grown amidst several other varieties designated as local. While SAMNUT 24 is being grown by 39% of respondents in PLGA and 19% of those in NPLGA, Kampala (a local groundnut variety) is being planted by 35 and 40% of respondents in PLGA and NPLGA, respectively. Farming experience, level of education and household size were found to influence household decisions to adopt groundnut varietal technologies and accompanying crop management practices at 1, 5 and 10% levels of significance. Gross Profit Margins in PLGA and NPLGA were 66,854 Naira (or $219) and 23,744 Naira (or $78), respectively, indicating that smallholder farmers could make nearly 64% additional cash incomes by adopting improved groundnut technologies.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : West & Central Africa
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adoption, groundnut technologies, Northwestern Nigeria, groundnut varieties, SAMN
Subjects: Others > Nigeria
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 08:59
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 08:24
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Funders: USAID
Acknowledgement: This study was carried out with Funds provided to ICRISAT by USAID - United States Agency for International Development within the framework of the implementation of a regional project dubbed “Increasing Groundnut Productivity of Smallholder Farmers in Mali, Ghana and Nigeria”. The authors are grateful to all Project Desk Officers and Extension Agents of the Agricultural and Rural Development Projects/Authorities (ADPs) of Sokoto and Kebbi States and all the farmers who accepted to participate in these surveys.
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