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Socio-Economic Factors Affecting the Technology Adoption Level of Sugarcane in Rainfed Sector in Sevenagala

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TDGJ Peiris ,

Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba university of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila, LK
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NR Abeynayake,

Department of Agribusiness Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Plantation Management, Wayamba university of Sri Lanka, Makandura, Gonawila, LK
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MS Perera

Economics and extension Division, Sugarcane Research Institute, Uda Walawe, LK
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Abstract

The objectives of this study are (i) to develop the Recommended Technology Adoption Index (RTAI), and (ii) to determine the relationship between socio-economic characteristics of the farmers which affect the technology adoption level of Sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum). The average technology adoption index of study area was 0.72 with minimum 0.46 and maximum of 0.89 and the correlation between index and yield was 62.26%. Multiple Linear Regression technique was used to determine the relationship between RTAI and socio-economic characteristics. The statistical outcome shows that monthly income, education, being a member of social association and farmers’ visit of extension office, have a significant impact on recommended technology adaptation. Increment of access for loans and strengthening the extension service is suggested to enhance the technology adoption level of sugarcane cultivation.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jfa.v2i2.4177

JFA 2009; 2(2): 22-27

How to Cite: Peiris, T., Abeynayake, N. & Perera, M., (2012). Socio-Economic Factors Affecting the Technology Adoption Level of Sugarcane in Rainfed Sector in Sevenagala. Journal of Food and Agriculture. 2(2), pp.22–27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jfa.v2i2.4177
Published on 24 Mar 2012.
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