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Farmers’ perception about quality of planted seed yam and their preferences for certified seed yam in Ghana.

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dc.contributor.author Boadu, P.
dc.contributor.author Aidoo, R.
dc.contributor.author Yankyera, K. O.
dc.contributor.author Kleih, U.
dc.contributor.author Abdoulaye, T.
dc.contributor.author Maroya, N.
dc.contributor.author Bekoe, S.
dc.contributor.author Orchard, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-07-15T12:26:22Z
dc.date.available 2021-07-15T12:26:22Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Boadu, P., Aidoo, R., Yankyera, K. O., Kleih, U., Abdoulaye, T., Maroya, N., ... & Bekoe, S. (2018). Farmers’ perception about quality of planted seed yam and their preferences for certified seed yam in Ghana. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics, 6(3), 71-83. en_US
dc.identifier.uri 10.22004/ag.econ.283870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1766
dc.description.abstract The study examined the effect of farmers’ perception about the quality of seed yam typically used for cultivation on their preferences for certified seed yam. Heckman’s sample selectivity probit model was applied on survey data collected from 380 yam farmers. The study found that farmers generally agree that the use of certified seed yam would help to improve yield because of minimum to no disease/pest infestation. Farmers expressed their willingness to purchase certified seed yam if the price is about 26% higher than those supplied from the informal system in as much as the quality can be assured. The study found that farmer educational level, experience, access to extension services and household incomes were factors influencing farmers’ perception about quality of seed yam cultivated. Variables such as age, educational level and income were also found to be factors that influence farmers’ preference for certified seed yam. The results were similar for both Pona and other white yam varieties. The study recommends promotion of farmer education through increased access to extension services on seed quality assessment together with other agronomic practices including farmer field schools, to help improve their ability to assess the quality of seed yam obtained from other sources as well as increase their preference for certified seed yam. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol.6;3
dc.subject Seed quality en_US
dc.subject Certified seed en_US
dc.subject Seed yam en_US
dc.subject Preference en_US
dc.title Farmers’ perception about quality of planted seed yam and their preferences for certified seed yam in Ghana. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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