Determinants of adoption of organic manures in urban vegetable production:
Perez Ayieko, Onono
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This study was conducted to estimate the rate of adoption, identify and analyze factors determining adoption of organic manures in urban vegetable production by fanners in Migori municipality. A household survey was conducted among 89 farm households between lOth and 14th of December 2007. A logit model was used to analyze the impacts of age, gender, experience, extension, education, training, objective, land tenure, type of labour, membership in organization, off farm income and distance to main market, on probability of adoption. Analysis of the data reveals a rate of adoption of 58.4 %. The estimation results of the logit model indicate that; age of household head, college education, and training in aspects of organic manure use, are significant in explaining the difference in adoption by the farmers. Although the impact of the other factors were found not significant at 5% orlOOIolevel of significance, the coefficient estimates indicate that extension, experience, subsistence production, tenure security and membership in farming organization increases probability of adoption, while hired labour and longer distances to main market reduces probability of adoption. The study recommends that activities to enhance adoption of manure use in vegetable production in Migori should put into consideration these factors in their design and implementation.