Assessment of adoption of farming technologies among maize farmers in Yatta division of Kitui county, Kenya

Abstract:

The need to enhance food production and the efforts by stakeholders to introduce newfarming innovations in addition to enhancement of agricultural extension servicesin farming areas of Kenya is largely under reported. This study was undertaken at YattaDivision of Kitui County to assess new maize farming technologies, diffusion andadoption by farmers in Yatta Division. Specific objectives were to identify maize farmingtechnologies that exist in Yatta, to identify factors determining observed preferences toimproved maize seed varieties, attitudes related to new farming innovations and to analyzechallenges that maize farmers face. Improved maize production in changing climaticconditions requires innovative interventions to mitigate the effects of such conditions.Data was obtained from 96 randomly selected maize farmers through the use of structuredquestionnaires. Data analysis reveals traditional maize farming methods to be the mostdominant (63.5%). Their adoption of improved maize farming innovations was low withthe use of improved seed being the most widely adopted (20.8%). Non-adoption due to farm size, soil fertility management, extension contact and labor saving technologies were statistically significant at p
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APA

M., K (2024). Assessment of adoption of farming technologies among maize farmers in Yatta division of Kitui county, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-adoption-of-farming-technologies-among-maize-farmers-in-yatta-division-of-kitui-county-kenya

MLA 8th

M., Kimondiu "Assessment of adoption of farming technologies among maize farmers in Yatta division of Kitui county, Kenya" Afribary. Afribary, 03 May. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-adoption-of-farming-technologies-among-maize-farmers-in-yatta-division-of-kitui-county-kenya. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

M., Kimondiu . "Assessment of adoption of farming technologies among maize farmers in Yatta division of Kitui county, Kenya". Afribary, Afribary, 03 May. 2024. Web. 24 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-adoption-of-farming-technologies-among-maize-farmers-in-yatta-division-of-kitui-county-kenya >.

Chicago

M., Kimondiu . "Assessment of adoption of farming technologies among maize farmers in Yatta division of Kitui county, Kenya" Afribary (2024). Accessed June 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-adoption-of-farming-technologies-among-maize-farmers-in-yatta-division-of-kitui-county-kenya