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Institutional Factors and Technology Adoption amongst Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Kanungu District South-Western Uganda

Version 1 : Received: 13 April 2022 / Approved: 15 April 2022 / Online: 15 April 2022 (10:44:57 CEST)

How to cite: Nabaasa, E.; Kalibwani, R.M.; Ssemakula, E.; Mujuni, B. Institutional Factors and Technology Adoption amongst Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Kanungu District South-Western Uganda. Preprints 2022, 2022040145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0145.v1). Nabaasa, E.; Kalibwani, R.M.; Ssemakula, E.; Mujuni, B. Institutional Factors and Technology Adoption amongst Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Kanungu District South-Western Uganda. Preprints 2022, 2022040145 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202204.0145.v1).

Abstract

The use of improved agricultural technologies has been reported as the major strategy to increase agricultural production, increased household incomes and addressing poverty. However, adoption of such improved technologies by smallholder coffee farmers has been slow and this has contributed to the low coffee productivity in the country and the poor performance of the coffee sub sector. The study was meant to examine the effect of institutional factors including extension services, access to market and access to credit on technology adoption among smallholder coffee farmers in Kanungu District, Uganda. The study collected both quantitative and qualitative data from 289 smallholder coffee farmers and 8 key informants respectively in major coffee growing sub counties in Kanungu district. The study revealed that access to extension services and access to market have a positive significant influence on agricultural technology adoption while access to market has no significant influence on agricultural technology adoption. The study concluded that there is a positive significant relationship between institutional factors and technology adoption among smallholder coffee farmers in Kanungu district.

Keywords

Technology; Adoption; Agriculture; Coffee; Smallholder; Extension; Credit; Market; Access

Subject

BIOLOGY, Agricultural Sciences & Agronomy

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