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Changes in adoption decisions of storage innovations in southern Benin


  • Langue :Anglais
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Détails de la publication

  • Type:Fiche Technique
  • Domaine:Economie et Sociologie rurale
  • Année de publication:2011
  • Auteurs:ADEGBOLA Y. P., AROUNA A., AHOYO ADJOVI. N. R., ADEKAMBI A. S., KOUDANDE. O. D.
  • Cultures:storage innovations
  • Couverture géographique:Bénin
  • Mots clés:Changes, adoption decisions, innovations, Benin

Résumé de la publication

Storage pest damage is a serious constraint for food security and household income in sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of appropriate pest control measures causes losses to maize which is the major staple food in Southern Benin. The storage of grain treated with Sofagrain® in improved wooden granary has been proved to be effective to reduce pest damage in maize storage. Many farmers have adopted these innovations and factors that influence adoption and modifications decisions have been studied. However empirical evidence reveals that about 48.57% and 61.45% of farmers who have tried improved wooden granary and Sofagrain®, respectively are currently not using them. Therefore this study is designed to identify which kind of maize producers are likely to sustain the adoption and discontinue the use of the storage innovations in southern Benin. Few studies deal with the abandonment of new technologies .

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