DETERMINANTS OF FARMERS’ WILLINGNESS-TO-ACCEPT SEED PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND THEIR POTENTIAL CAPACITY FOR RICE SEED PRODUCTION IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, NIGERIA
Keywords:determinants, Heckman selection model, Potential capacity, Rice seed
The study examined the determinants of farmers’ willingness-to-accept rice seed production technology and their potential capacity for seed production in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria using primary data collected from 220 rice farming households. Heckman two-stage selection model analysis revealed that willingness-to-accept rice production technology and the potential capacity to produce rice seeds were influenced by certain factors, the results showed that age of the household heads (z = -1.80), dependency ratio (z = -1.77), farming experience (z = 2.68) at 1%, rice farming experience (z = -3.02), income (z = 5.62), land ownership (z = 3.66), family labour (z = 2.28), hired labour (z = -3.11), training in rice farming/production (z = 2.71) and training in rice seed production (z = -2.76) were statistically significant and influenced rice production potential capacity among the rice farming households at in the study area. The study then recommends that proactive land tenure policies and training in agronomic practices are needed to enhance rice seed production capacity of the rice farming households in the Federal Capacity Territory, Nigeria.
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