This study was conducted to investigate the agroforestry technology adoption and its effect on
farmers’ crop productivity in the Bawku West, Talensi and Nabdam Districts of the Upper East
Region of Ghana. Three hundred farmers from six communities within the study area were
interviewed using semi-structured questionnaires. The study employed descriptive statistics in
identifying the types of agroforestry technologies adopted by farmers. A five point likert scale was
employed to assess the perceptions of farmers on the benefits of adopting agroforestry technologies.
The binary logit model was used to determine the factors that influenced the adoption of agroforestry
technologies. Finally, the Log linear production model was employed to determine the effects of
adopting agroforestry technologies on farmers’ crop productivity in the study area. The study
identified the major types of agroforestry technologies adopted by farmers as alley-farming,
intercropping, shifting cultivation, homegarden, fodder banks, taungya system, woodlot
establishment and hedgegrow. The study revealed that the farmers in the study area have a positive
perception about benefits of agroforestry such as its economic advantage, soil erosion reducing and
soil nutrient increasing properties. The socio-economic factors influencing farmers’ decision to adopt
agroforestry technologies were age, marital status, agroforestry education awareness, landownership,
land size, nature of land and access to credit and these were identified as significant positive variables.
Finally, variables such as land size, labour, fertilizer and agroforestry technology adoption had
significant effect on farmers’ crop productivity in the study area. Small holder farmers and farming
households are encouraged to adopt more advanced agroforestry technologies to increase their crop
productivity. Farmers had positive perceptions about the benefits of agroforestry technology
adoption. It is recommended that Government, Non-governmental Organizations and other relevant
stakeholders should further support in the provision of improved tree seedlings and extension services
to improve on farmers’ adoption of agroforestry technologies and their economic wellbeing
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