Citations


Contact Us

For Marketing, Sales and Subscriptions Inquiries
2637 E Atlantic Blvd #43110
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
USA

Conference List

Adoption Impact of Improved Cowpea Variety in Selected Areas of Chattogram District of Bangladesh

M. Jamal Uddin

,

Md. Sami Ur Rashid

,

M. E. A. Begum

M. Jamal Uddin 1

Md. Sami Ur Rashid 2
M. E. A. Begum 3

  1. Senior Scientific Officer, Agricultural Economics Division, Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Hathazari, Chattogram, Bangladesh. 1

  2. Scientific Officer, Value Chain Development Project, Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF), RARS, Hathazari, Chattogram, Bangladesh. 2

  3. Senior Scientific Officer, Agricultural Economics Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Joydebpur, Gazipur, Bangladesh. 3

Pages: 44-55

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70.2020.71.44.55

Share :

Article History:

Received: 03 October, 2019
Revised: 08 November, 2019
Accepted: 12 December, 2019
Published: 20 January, 2020


Abstract:

The study was carried out in 13 villages under three Upazila’s namely Hathazari, Fatikchari and Satkania of Chattogram District, Bangladesh during 2017-18 covering 210 farmers in the selected locations. Results revealed that the rate of adoption of cowpea (BARI Cowpea-1) was found to be higher (71%) than that of the local and mixed varieties. The highest number of the respondents came to know about BARI Cowpea-1 from DAE (58.6%) followed by seed dealers (31.7%), research stations (19.0%) and NGO’s (17.0%). The average yield of BARI Cowpea-1 was recorded at 0.613/ha irrespective to all locations; which indicated that the productivity of this variety has been declined due to perhaps mixed cultivation practices with the local variety, lack of knowledge on modern production technologies, lack of irrigation water during the dry seasons and not using the recommended dose of manures and fertilizers. Thus the adoption rate of individual production technology of BARI Cowpea-1 was found unsatisfactory. But it still might project promises; if the farmers could be acquainted, trained and put in practice with the modern production technologies. The respondents had agreed upon significant positive socio-economic impacts of cowpea cultivation on their livelihoods; so it’s needed to motivate farmers to follow the recommended production technologies for gaining higher yield from this variety or alternatively needs to develop and release new varieties for this region.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated the adoption status of a BARI released cowpea variety, BARI Cowpea-1 and its specific production technologies at field level and the factors influencing adoption/ non-adoption for developing new cowpea varieties for the region.

Keywords:

BARI cowpea-1 , Adoption, Impact, Effecting factors, Chattogram, Bangladesh.

Video:

Reference:

Aliyu, B. and E. Wachap, 2014. Vegetable cowpea as a source of cheap protein and an environmentally friendly crop for urban cities. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 181: 301-312.Available at: https://doi.org/10.2495/eid140261.

Ayana, E., E. Tadesse, A. Mengistu and A. Hassen, 2013. Advanced evaluation of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) accessions for fodder production in the central rift valley of Ethiopia. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 5(3): 55-61.

BBS, 2018. Year book of agricultural statistics of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Statistics Division, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Carlos, G., 2004. COWPEA: Post-harvest operations. Rome, Italy: AGST/FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) pp: 61-69.

Duram, L.A., 1997. A pragmatic study of conventional and alternative farmers in Colorado. The Professional Geographer, 49(2): 202-213.Available at: https://doi.org/10.1111/0033-0124.00070.

Esther, W., 2019. The adoption of improved cowpea varieties in Northern Ghana .CSIR-Food Research Institute, Accra, Acta Scientific Agriculture, 3(7): 14-20.Available at: https://doi.org/10.31080/asag.2019.03.0510.

Khrishi, P.H., 2016. A hand book of agro-technology. Joydebpur, Gazipur: Published by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute.

Mamun, A.A., M., J.M. Alam, E. Z.D. and S. Barua, 2019. Potential economic benefit and producers’ Willingness to Adopt Bt-Brinjal in Bangladesh: An ex-ante analysis. International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research, 6(3): 137-149.Available at: https://doi.org/10.18488/journal.70.2019.63.137.149.

Márcia, C., T. Lino-Neto, E. Rosa and V. Carnide, 2017. Cowpea: A legume crop for a challenging environment. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 97(13): 4273-4284.Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.8250.

Marenya, P.P. and C.B. Barrett, 2007. Household-level determinants of adoption of improved natural resources management practices among smallholder farmers in western Kenya. Food Policy, 32(4): 515-536.Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2006.10.002.

Mbavai, J., M. Shitu, T. Abdoulaye, A. Kamara and S. Kamara, 2015. Pattern of adoption and constraints to adoption of improved cowpea varieties in the Sudan Savanna zone of Northern Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 7(12): 322-329.Available at: https://doi.org/10.5897/jaerd2015.0694.

Moussa, B., J. Lowenberg-DeBoer, J. Fulton and K. Boys, 2011. The economic impact of cowpea research in West and Central Africa: A regional impact assessment of improved cowpea storage technologies. Journal of Stored Products Research, 47(3): 147-156.Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jspr.2011.02.001.

Padulosil, S. and N.Q. Ng, 1997. Origin, taxonomy, and morphology of Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp."  In Singh, B. B.; Mohan, D. R.; Dashiell, K. E.; Jackai, L. E. N. (Eds.), Advances in Cowpea Research. Ibadan, Nigeria: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences.

Patricia, P., P.O. Acheampong, H.O. Bonsu and N. Fujio, 2016. Disadoption of improved Agronomic practices in Cowpea and Maize at Ejura-Sekyeredumase and Atebubu- Amantin Districts in Ghana. Sustainable Agriculture Research; Canadian Center of Science and Education, 5(3): 93-102.

Sabo, E., R. Bashir, A. Gidado, R. Sani and O. Adeniji, 2014. Investigation on production constraints and adoption of inorganic insecticides and spraying regime in management of cowpea (Vigna uncuiculata L. Walp) insects in Mubi zone, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 6(1): 11-20.Available at: https://doi.org/10.5897/jaerd12.120.

Salifou, M., J. Tignegre, P. Tongoona, S. Offei, K. Ofori and E. Danquah, 2017. Farmers’ preferred traits and perceptions of cowpea production constraints in Niger. Journal of Agriculture and Food Technology, 7(6): 1-11.

Singh, B.B., O.L. Chambliss and B. Sharma, 1997. Recent advances in cowpea breeding. In Singh, B. B.; Mohan, D. R.; Dashiell, K. E.; Jackai, L. E. N. (Eds.), Advances in Cowpea Research. Ibadan, Nigeria: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences.

Sobda, G., A. Mewounko, P.D. Sakati and K. Ndaodeme, 2018. Farmers' cowpea production constraints and varietal preferences in the sudano-sahelian zone of Cameroon. International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, 24(3): 968-977.

Sudhir, K.R. and D.S. Rana, 2016. Crop diversification with vegetable cowpea for improving productivity, resource-use efficiency, soil and human health. Indian Farming, 66(1): 05–09.

Statistics:

Google Scholor ideas Microsoft Academic Search bing Google Scholor

Funding:

This study received no specific financial support.

Competing Interests:

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Acknowledgement:

All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

Related Article

( 1 ) Some Insect Pests (Arthropoda: Insecta) of Summer Vegetables, Their Identification, Occurrence, Damage and Adoption of Management Practices
( 2 ) A Tobit Analysis of Propensity to Discontinue Adoption of Yam Minisett Technology among Farmers in Anambra State, Nigeria
( 3 ) Roles of Extension Services in Adoption of Agroforestry Practices among Farmers in South West Nigeria
( 4 ) Adoption and Perception of Farmers towards Attributes of Improved Teff (Quncho) Varieties: Evidence from Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia
( 5 ) Adoption Impact of Improved Cowpea Variety in Selected Areas of Chattogram District of Bangladesh
( 6 ) Maximizing the Productivity of Olives by Using Some Materials and Its Impacts on the Quality Indices of Picual Olive Oil
( 7 ) Impact of Laser Land Leveling On Water Productivity of Wheat under Deficit Irrigation Condations
( 8 ) Impact of Abattoir Effluent on Soil Chemical Properties in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
( 9 ) Assessment of the Impact of Land Use Changes along the Floodplains of River Lamurde, Jalingo Lga, Nigeria
( 10 ) Technical-Economic Efficiencies of Snakehead Seed Production Under Impacts of Climate Change in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
( 11 ) Uncertainty Analysis and Calibration of Swat Model for Estimating Impacts of Conservation Methods on Streamflow and Sediment Yield in Thika River Catchment, Kenya
( 12 ) The Impact of Intensive Utilization of Cultivated Land on Grain Yields: A Case Study of Shandong Province in China
( 13 ) Agric Financing and its Impact on Agricultural GDP: An ARDL Approach
( 14 ) Socioeconomic Impact of Bagging Technology for Value Addition in Mango in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh
( 15 ) Impact of Subclinical Mastitis on Reproductive Performance of Dairy Animals
( 17 ) Processing and Storage Impact on Carotenoid Contents and Functional Properties of Yellow Cassava Traditional Food Products
( 18 ) Exploring the Climate Change Impact on Major Food Crops of Bangladesh - A Time Series Analysis
( 19 ) Insect Activities and their Impact on the Yield of Abelmoschus esculentus L ( Malvaceae) in Bambili ( Mezam - Cameroon)
( 20 ) Evaluation of Improved Varieties of Teff in West Belessa, Northwest Ethiopia
( 21 ) Assessment of Government Feeding Programme on Improved Nutritional Health Status of Secondary School Students in Maiduguri, Borno State
( 23 ) Sources of Resistance to Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici) in Improved Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum l.) Varieties of Ethiopia
( 25 ) Phenotypic Performance Evaluation of Improved Tef (Eragrostis tef L) Genotypes in North Gondar
( 26 ) Protective Bioactivity of Moringa (Moringa Oleifera Lam.) Seed Oil against Callosobrochus Maculatus (F.) Infestation in Stored Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp.)
( 27 ) Curative Bioactivity of Moringa (Moringa Oleifera Lam.) Seed Oil against Callosobruchus Maculatus F. Infested Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp.) Grain in Storage
( 28 ) Evaluation of Some Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. [Walp]) Genotypes for Stability Of Performance Over 4 Years
( 29 ) Genotype-Environment Interactions and Yield Stability of Cowpea (Vigna Unguiculata L. Walp) in Lomami Province, Central Part of Democratic Republic of Congo
( 30 ) Insecticide Spraying Regime to Control Insect Pest of Cowpea: Management and Monitored Application of Cypermethrin in Lomami Province, DR Congo
( 32 ) High-Sensitivity Testing of Effectiveness of Citrus Limon, Vitis Vinifera and Citrus Sinensis in the Postharvest Control of Callosobruchus Maculatus Fabricius (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Infestation of Cowpea Seeds
( 33 ) Proximate and Sensory Properties of Moi-Moi Developed from Cowpea and Avocado Pear Seed Flour Blends
( 34 ) Effect of Different Sources of Fertilizers on the Yield and Yield Components of Wheat Variety Kohat-2000 Under Rainfed Conditions of Kohat During 2012
( 35 ) Multi-Environment Variety Testing (Pre-Met) for Irrigated Ecosystem in Rice (Oryza Sativa L.)
( 36 ) Effect of Integrated Application of Poultry Manure and Chemical NP Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Yield Components of Highland Maize Variety on Vertisol at Ambo University on Station, Ethiopia
( 37 ) The Fungicide and Variety Integration Effect on Late Blight (Phytophthora infestans) Disease of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Western Amhara Region, Ethiopia
( 39 ) Nutritional Properties of Some Novel Selected Fish Species in Khuzestan Province, Iran
( 40 ) Blood Picture and Selected Oxidative Stress Biomarkers in Dromedary Camels Naturally Infected With Trypanosoma Evansi
( 41 ) Determination of Milk Composition, Bacteriology and Selected Blood Parameters of Dairy Goats Under Different Feeding Systems
( 42 ) Evaluation of Selected Botanical Extracts against Mendi Termite Macrotermes subhyalinus (Isoptera: Termitidae), under Laboratory Condition
( 43 ) Assessment of Potassium Leaching Behaviour in Selected Soils of Southeastern Nigeria
( 44 ) The Value of Selected Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of East Mau Forest Ecosystem, Kenya
( 45 ) Contextual Estimation of Marketable and Marketed Surplus of Selected Seasonal Fruits: A Study Based on Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) of Bangladesh
( 47 ) An Assessment of Food Hygiene Practices among Food Vendors in Some Selected Basic Schools in the Birim Central Municipality
( 48 ) Death in the Mouth: The Current Status of Pesticide Residues in Cured Fish from Selected Markets in Rivers State Nigeria
( 49 ) Carbon Sequestration Assessment of Selected Campus Champion Trees
( 50 ) Production and Value Chain Analysis of Lentil in Some Selected Areas of Bangladesh
( 51 ) Analysis of Rainfall and Temperature Variability to Guide Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolar) Production in Miesso Areas, Eastern Ethiopia
( 52 ) Productivity of Farmland Values in Food Crop Production in the Natural Disasters Prone Areas of Imo State, Nigeria
( 53 ) Determinants of Farmers' Use of Land Reclamation Practices in Oil Producing Areas of Imo State, Nigeria: Application of Multivariate Logistic Analysis
( 54 ) Attitude of Youth to Agriculture as Career in Iwo and Aiyedire Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria
( 55 ) Attitude of Youths to Agriculture as Career in Iwo and Aiyedire Local Government Areas of Osun State, Nigeria
( 57 ) Challenges of Groundwater Development for Towns and Big Cities Water Supply in Rift Valley Areas
( 60 ) Small-Scale Milk Processing, Utilization and Marketing of Traditional Dairy Products in Bahir Dar Zuria and Mecha Districts, Northwestern Ethiopia
( 61 ) Physico-Chemical Properties of Honey Produced In Masha, Gesha, and Sheko Districts in Southwestern Ethiopia
( 62 ) Production Efficiency of Sesame in Selamago District of South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
( 63 ) Key for First Recorded Dragonfly (Odonata: Anisoptera) Fauna of District Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
( 64 ) Performance Evaluation and Adaptation of Lentil Varieties in Lemu, Gumur and Damot Gale Districts of Southern Ethiopia
( 65 ) Pepper Disease Assessment and Identification in Major Growing Districts of West Gojam Zone in Northwestern Ethiopia
( 66 ) Agronomic Practices of Maize and Farm Nutrient Status in Bako Tibe District, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia: Lesson from Agronomic Panel Survey
( 67 ) Market Integration and Seasonal Price Variation of High-Value Vegetable Crops in Chittagong Hill Districts of Bangladesh