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dc.contributorRudiger, Udoen_US
dc.contributorMoyo, Hloniphanien_US
dc.contributorDhraief, Mohamed Zieden_US
dc.creatorDhehibi, Boubakeren_US
dc.identifier.citationBoubaker Dhehibi, Udo Rudiger, Hloniphani Moyo, Mohamed Zied Dhraief. (6/1/2020). Agricultural Technology Transfer Preferences of Smallholder Farmers in Tunisia’s Arid Regions. Sustainability, 12 (1).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this research study was to assess the sources of information on two improved agricultural and livestock technologies (barley variety and feed blocks) as well as the efficacy of numerous agricultural technology diffusion means introduced in the livestock–barley system in semi-arid Tunisia. The research used primary data collected from 671 smallholder farmers. A descriptive statistical analysis was conducted, and Kendall’s W-test and the chi-squared distribution test were deployed to categorize and evaluate the efficacy of the different methods of technology diffusion used by the Tunisian extension system. To address farmers’ perceived opinions and classify the changes from the use of the improved technologies, a qualitative approach based on the Stapel scale was used. Farmer training, demonstration, and farmer-to-farmer interactions were perceived as the most effective agricultural extension methods. The access to technology, know-how, adoption cost of that technology, and labor intensity for adoption influenced its adoption level. Farmers’ opinions about the changes resulting from the adoption of both technologies revealed that yield and resistance to drought were the most important impacts of the two technologies. The study recommends empowering the national extension system through both conventional and non-conventional technologies (ICT, video, mobile phones, etc.), given the cost-effectiveness and their impact on the farmers’ adoption decisionsen_US
dc.subjectfarmer's perceptionen_US
dc.subjectagriculture technologiesen_US
dc.subjectextension methodsen_US
dc.subjectkendall’s w-testen_US
dc.subjectsemi-arid tunisiaen_US
dc.titleAgricultural Technology Transfer Preferences of Smallholder Farmers in Tunisia’s Arid Regionsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idDhehibi, Boubaker: 0000-0003-3854-6669en_US
cg.creator.idRudiger, Udo: 0000-0003-0202-7461en_US
cg.creator.idMoyo, Hloniphani: 0000-0002-5938-2117en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgency for techincal Cooperation and Development - ACTEDen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Institute of Tunisia - INRATen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systems - LAFSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Livestock Research Institute - ILRIen_US
cg.contributor.projectCGIAR Research Program on Livestock Agri-Food Systemsen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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