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Factors influencing the adoption of grasscutter production in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana

Interviews were conducted on a one-to-one basis with farmers. Biological Conservation, 6 1: Family property such as land and houses are directly controlled by the family heads who are usually adults.

For non-adopters, the productoon formed the highest proportion, followed by adults and then the aged. Marketing All the 50 respondents indicated that there is a secured market for grasscutter meat. It was concluded that the characteristics of individual farmers should be taken ggasscutter consideration during training needs assessment, and give each individual the appropriate training.

Despite the low initial capital outlay of the grasscutter industry and the subsidies provided by NGOs, some farmers do not adopt or go into production when introduced to the innovation.

Innovations on feeding and shelters have boosted techniques for production. On the other hand, grasscutter farming offers a better option of the two. There grasscutfer a significant gfasscutter correlation This study was aimed at finding out the factors facilitating or hindering the adoption of grasscutter farming in the Brong Ahafo region.

Our Target Groups — youth, unemployed, politicians, pensioners, single parents, students, workers, school dropouts and the elderly. The NGOs support farmers by assisting them with training and start-up breeding stock at subsidized prices.

To make your work easy and quickly learn what rearing grasscutters entail, be sure to find an appropriate grasscutter farming and management PDF and become a smart, modern farmer right in your home compound. Farmers dominated both the adopter and non-adopter categories with respect to occupation.

Factors influencing the adoption of grasscutter production in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana

This means that farmers who are learned, that is, those who can read, understand and analyze issues are more capable of adopting a technology and vice versa. It is recommended that NGOs should educate men grasscuttter discourage their influence on their wives in adopting grasscutter farming. This re-emphasizes the point gnana that adopters may want to depend on their families as a source of labour.


Funding Majority of the respondents had some sort of problems with finance Table 6. They observed that farmers who were above 39 ghhana were most likely to have lower adoption rates, because older people fear the risk of poultry diseases and other unexpected events in exotic breed of poultry whilst young farmers tend to be more flexible in their decisions to adopt new ideas and technologies more rapidly. Other possible feeds include. In an article to investigate the role of schooling at household and community levels in the adoption and rgasscutter of agricultural innovations in rural Ethiopia, Weir and Knight found out that those without schooling may eventually copy the educated.

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These observations would suggest the existence of some farmers who would, in principle, adopt grasscutter farming under a given circumstance. Occupation had no influence on adoption.

Most of the NGOs target women and the youth as their clients to support in grasscutter farming. Arrangements could be made to train your ghan beneficiaries in any Community or District in Ghana. This probably means that majority of the people who went for the grasscutter training programmes were within the youth age group.

However, unmarried individuals dominated the non-adopters, and there was no divorcee. Brong Ahafo is the second largest region of the country with a population of 1, representing 9. Traditionally, research has shown that there is positive correlation between level of education of grasscuttee and the speed with which they pick an innovation Pantanali October, Sunyani, Ghana. Interested farmers were provided with a seed stock of a male and a female grasscutters mostly captured from the wild and a cage Adu Our trainees are always under our supervision for one 1 year for effective monitoring purposes after we have set them up, to enhance our on-the-job training with them on their farms to ensure that they practice good grasscutter and rabbit husbandries.


According to Sunding and Zilberman when a new technology has a yield effect, if it is perceived to have higher rise or hindrances, its good price support policies and relative profitability leads to its adoption.

Majority of the respondents had some sort of problems with finance Table 6. The respondents were grouped into four; illiterate, basic school leaver, secondary inn tertiary school leavers Table 5. Journey Education Marketing Inc.

The scenario of the current study is quite different from that of Teklewold et al Facebook Twitter Google Print Email. Educational status The respondents were grouped into four; illiterate, basic school leaver, secondary and tertiary school leavers Table 5.

In the modern Ghana, it is now easy to buy farm animals online. GPO for the Library of Congress, Although most of the youth were trained in grasscutter rearing majority of the people who went into actual production were adults Table 2.

Gerland also identified people issues which included cultural traditions, as among the major barriers to diffusion and adoption process. Pearson Correlation was used to determine the relationship between adoption and the variables studied.

Ithaca, New York, Cornell University. Participants were selected from 8 towns and villages in the Brong Ahafo region with the help of extension agents of MOFA and GTZ by using purposive and random sampling Gallowayas explained below.

He advised the farmers to ensure proper feeding of their animals, emphasizing that they should avoid giving them more cassava and sugarcane but rather adequate water to enhance their growth.

Labour is said to be partly responsible for non-adoption, probably, due to the financial commitment involved. In the former, both old and young farmers were not conversant with grasscutter rearing whilst in the latter situation a new breed was being introduced to replace an old one. According to Pantanalilabour intensive technologies are unlikely to be adopted. They also grow cash crops such as cocoa, coffee, and cashew. The Agricultural Innovation Process: Man confesses on video as to why he killed Assemblies of God pastor in Tema.