Diagnostic Analysis of Variables of Non-Adoption of Rice Technology by Farmers in Anambra State: Socio-Economic Approach

Juliana Ukonze, Joseph Onuoha, Antonia Iheji, Edward Alademerine


The study focused on socio-economic diagnostic approach of variables of non-adoption of rice technologies by farmers in Anambra state. A sample size of 420 respondents made up of 372 registered contact farmers and 50 extension agents were involved in the study. A 20 item instrument called Socio-economic Diagnostic Approach Questionnaire (SEDAQ) was used for data collection. The variables of interest were finance, land, and Education. The data collected were analyzed using weighted mean and rank order to answer the research questions. The study found out that 8 elements in finance, 7 elements in land and 5 elements in education could cause non-adoption of rice technologies by farmers. It was also found that two elements of finance one of land and one of education ranked highest in their magnitude of effects. It was therefore recommended that the government of Anambra state should implement the findings of this study with reference to the elements of finance, land and education with highest magnitude of effect on non adoption of rice technology by farmers in order to achieve her objectives of boasting rice production.

Key words: Socio-Economic, Diagnostic analysis, Non-adopters, rice technology,  farmers.

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