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Boosting Farm Productivity through Intensification of Soybean Production Technology

Godfrey C. Onuwa

,

Sunday S. Mailumo

,

Adeshola Olatunde Adepoju

Godfrey C. Onuwa 1 ,

Sunday S. Mailumo 1 Adeshola Olatunde Adepoju 3

  1. Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Federal College of Forestry, Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. 1

  2. Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. 3

Pages: 61-70

DOI: 10.18488/journal.70.2021.81.61.70

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Article History:

Received: 04 November, 2020
Revised: 10 December, 2020
Accepted: 01 January, 2021
Published: 19 January, 2021


Abstract:

This study aims to critically bring to the fore appropriate soybean production technologies that boost the level of farm productivity. Multistage sampling techniques were used in selecting respondents for this study. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. Descriptive statistics and Multinomial Logit regression model were the analytical techniques employed. The results indicated that most (35%) were within the age bracket of 21-30 years; 39.7% had farming experience of 1-5 years. Most (73.3%) had extension contact; most (75%) were married, and most (63.3%) were male. Furthermore, most (55%) had farm size of ?1.9 hectares; most (38.3%) had household size of 11-30 people. Also, planting on ridges (80%), use of viable seeds (79.2%) and recommended harvesting time (50.0%); were the prevalent soybean production technologies adopted in the study area. In addition, the coefficient of multiple determinations (R2) was 0.7831 suggesting that 78% of the variation in the soybean farmer’s adoption decision was accounted for by the variables in the regression model. The remaining 22% is attributable to omitted variables and the stochastic error term. Furthermore, the most significant constraints of adoption of soybean production technologies were; high cost of technology (68.3%), lack of technical expertise (50.8%), inadequate capital (40.8%), and poor market linkages (40.0%). Thus, this study revealed that socioeconomic variables affected farmer’s adoption decisions. Moreover, technology adoption was relatively low with consequent declining farm productivity. However, improved extension service, subsidized and improved access and/ or supply of inputs, credit and market linkages are strongly recommended.
Contribution/ Originality
This study is one of the few studies which have investigated appropriate soybean production technologies that boost farm productivity.

Keywords:

Adoption, Agricultural technology, Crop production, Constraints, Determinants, Yield.

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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.

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