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dc.contributorRudiger, Udoen_US
dc.contributorDhraief, Mohamed Zieden_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Udo Rudiger, Mohamed Zied Dhraief. (1/7/2019). Factors Influencing Farmers’ Decision for Adopting Improved Kounouz Variety and Feed Blocks in Tunisia. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).en_US
dc.description.abstractDespite the high potential of agricultural innovative technologies, the adoption rate by the small farmers in the context of livestock-barley systems in Tunisia is very slow. This paper aims to understand the main factors influencing farmers’ decision for adopting improved Kounouz variety and feed blocks in Tunisia. This study presents an analytical framework that combines both extrinsic and intrinsic factors in farmers’ decisions to adopt new agricultural technologies and apply the framework to Kounouz variety and feed blocks adoption as a case study. A quantitative approach employing a cross-sectional design was used to gather data. Stratified random sampling was employed and a total of 671small-scale farmers were selected. Data analysis and assessment was done through descriptive and statistical inferential analysis, and econometric modeling using the binary logistic regression model. The results show that the uptake of agricultural technologies is a complex process influenced by both extrinsic and intrinsic variables. The innovation characteristics like the benefits perceived, the knowledge needed, the payment and availability of inputs and resources have the major influence on the adoption of Kounouz variety and feed blocks for smallholder farmers. To a lesser extent, the characteristics of the farmer affect adoption indirectly by influencing the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions, which in turn influence the farmers’ decisions of whether or not to adopt Kounouz variety and feed blocks. The characteristics of the external environment have a moderate and high influence for adopting Kounouz variety and feed blocks respectively. For the communication and extension dimension, the distance to the extension office affect negatively the farmers’ decision for adopting Kounouz variety. To improve the adoption of Kounouz variety and the feed blocks in the study area, Government should understand what knowledge and attitudes farmers have in relation to these technologies and how these are brought to them. Then, this policy can redesign these technologies to the preferences and the specific conditions of farmers for a better adoption and sustainability.en_US
dc.publisherInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)en_US
dc.subjectkounouz varietyen_US
dc.subjectanalytical frameworken_US
dc.subjectbinary regressionen_US
dc.titleFactors Influencing Farmers’ Decision for Adopting Improved Kounouz Variety and Feed Blocks in Tunisiaen_US
dc.typeInternal Reporten_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idRudiger, Udo: 0000-0003-0202-7461en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfeed blocksen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia - INRATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - Livestocken_US
cg.contributor.funderDeutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZen_US
cg.contributor.projectMind the Gap: Improving Dissemination Strategies to Increase Technology Adoption by Smallholdersen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
mel.funder.grant#Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit - GIZ :81194992en_US

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