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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 11, November 2017 Edition



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

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ISSN 2277-8616



Drivers Behind Adoption Of Cassava Brown Streak Disease Control Measures In Rwanda

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AUTHOR(S)

Nyirahorana, C., Mburu, D. M., Mulyungi, P., Ntaganira, E., Ndunguru, J., Sseruwagi, P., Kanyange, M.C., Nsengiyumva, A.

 

KEYWORDS

: Cassava brown streak virus, Control measures, logit model, Smallholder farmers, Bugesera and Ruhango District, Rwanda

 

ABSTRACT

Cassava Brown Streak Disease (CBSD) continues to spread and its effect on productivity remains at high level losses (50- 100 %) in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, there is little knowledge about the drivers of adoption on CBSD control measures in Rwanda. Thus, this study investigated the drivers to adopt CBSD control measures in Rwanda during 2015-2016 agricultural seasons. A total of 152 households were randomly sampled in Bugesera and Ruhango districts where cassava demonstration plots are established. A multi stage sampling techniques was used. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents. Logistic regression analysis was employed to estimate drivers behind adoption of CBSD control measures. The key factors that influenced adoption of CBSD control measures was farm size, farmerís experience, access to credit, period of plantation, access to demonstration plot. In order to increase adoption of CBSD control measures policy makers and implementers in Rwanda should improve farmersí social economic and Insistutional characteristics, sensitize and mobilize farmers on the importance of adopting the CBSD control measures.

 

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