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Gender differentials in the adoption of improved maize technologies in Iganga District of Eastern Uganda

By: Mugissa-Mutetikka, M | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Mexico DF (Mexico).
Contributor(s): CIMMYT|EARO | Hyuha, T [coaut.] | Mwangi, W.M [coaut.] | Nanyeenya-Ntege, W [coaut.] | Verkuijl, H [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) CIMMYT|EARO : 1999Description: p. 384-387.ISBN: 92-9146-065-6.Subject(s): High yielding varieties | Innovation adoption | Maize | Plant production | Production factors | Research projects | Role of women | Socioeconomic environment | Technology transfer | Uganda | CIMMYT | Zea mays AGROVOC | Hybrids AGROVOCSummary: In 1996/97, a survey of 195 farmers was undertaken in Iganga District in the eastern part of Uganda to determine gender differentials in adoption of improved maize varieties. The results from the study show that the adoption of improved maize varieties was 19% for both female- and male-headed households. Male-headed households did not use fertilizer, while only 2% of the female-headed households used it. In female-headed households, age, and farm size significantly affected the adoption of improved maize varieties. In male-headed households, hired labor had a significant effect on the probability of adopting improved maize varieties.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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In 1996/97, a survey of 195 farmers was undertaken in Iganga District in the eastern part of Uganda to determine gender differentials in adoption of improved maize varieties. The results from the study show that the adoption of improved maize varieties was 19% for both female- and male-headed households. Male-headed households did not use fertilizer, while only 2% of the female-headed households used it. In female-headed households, age, and farm size significantly affected the adoption of improved maize varieties. In male-headed households, hired labor had a significant effect on the probability of adopting improved maize varieties.

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0103|AL Maize Program|R99-00CIMPU|AGRIS 0102|AJ|3

Jose Juan Caballero

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