Volume 5, Issue 6, November 2020, Page: 304-312
Factor Affecting Adoption of IPM Technology; an Example from Banke and Surkhet District of Nepal
Arjun Khanal, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Punya Prasad Regmi, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan
Gopal Bahadur KC, Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Dilli Bahadur KC, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Lalitpur, Nepal
Kishor Chandra Dahal, Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science, Tribhuwan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Received: Oct. 29, 2020;       Accepted: Nov. 9, 2020;       Published: Nov. 23, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijae.20200506.19      View  127      Downloads  60
This study evaluates the factor affecting adoption of IPM technology in Banke and Surkhet district of Nepal. An adoption analysis is necessary for describing and measuring the adoption of IPM technologies, which can provide important policy information that can lead to improvement of farmers’ lives. The dependent variable in the following adoption analysis can take four values 1, 2, 3 and 4, indicating different levels of adoption. Due to the ordered nature of the dependent variable the model used was an ordered probit model. The determinants of adoption included in the present model belong in three main categories: socio-demographic, economic, and institutional characteristics. Five variables were statistically significant at 1% level for practicing IPM technology, they were; experience, training, MPC, mass media, and farmer field school. Two variables were statistically significant at 5% level for practicing IPM technology, they were; awareness of pesticides alternatives and field day. One variable age is statistically significant at 10% level for practicing IPM technology. Seven others variables namely gender, total family member, education, farm area, extension agent, credit and visit were statistically non significant. The sign of the coefficient in the coefficient columns shows the type of impact, positive or negative, by the particular variable.
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Arjun Khanal, Punya Prasad Regmi, Gopal Bahadur KC, Dilli Bahadur KC, Kishor Chandra Dahal, Factor Affecting Adoption of IPM Technology; an Example from Banke and Surkhet District of Nepal, International Journal of Agricultural Economics. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2020, pp. 304-312. doi: 10.11648/j.ijae.20200506.19
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