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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 10, October 2017 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Effect Of Biofortified Beans Adoption On Socio-Economic Welfare Of Farmers In Eastern Rwanda

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AUTHOR(S)

Nsengiyumva, A., Mbabazi, M. P., Rurangwa, E., Shukla,J. &Ntaganira,E.

 

KEYWORDS

Adoption, Biofortified beans, ATE, overlapping and backyard farmers

 

ABSTRACT

Common bean has emerged to be an important staple food as well as cash crop for the majority of farmers in Rwanda. Productivity is a function of the usage of improved inputs like seeds, fertilizers, combined with farm management practices. Although biofertified beans have been introduced as improved varieties, their adoption is disappointing. This study was initiated with the objective to assess the effect of adoption of biofortified beans on social economic welfare of farmers in Nyagatare district, Eastern province of Rwanda. Stratified survey was used with 197 households’ heads’ selected by multi stage random sampling and cluster sampling. Qualitative and quantitative methods were then used for data collection. Propensity Score Match was performed to determine the effect of adoption on bean yield and income between adopters and non-adopters groups. The results showed that in four agriculture seasons considered 2016 A, 2015 B, 2015 A and 2014 B, Average Total Effect (ATE) between the yield of adopters and non-adopters were 334.0625, 499.3531, 185.4956 and 241.575 respectively, and were significantly different (p< 0.05). Application of propensity score matching on income between two groups of farmers overlapped due to backyard farmers. Biofertified beans proved potential for high production and income than local bean varieties.

 

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