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Analysis of Agro-Biotechnological Innovations and Adoption Behaviour of Pig Farmers In Obubra Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria

I. B. Adinya, E. E. Enun, L. I. Eni, G. Ewona
KEYWORDS: Adoption, New technologies, Pig Production, Agricultural Extension Visit

ABSTRACT:

 This study analyzed agro-biotechnological innovations and adoption behaviour of pig farmers in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State. Data were collected from one hundred and twenty pig farmers from Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State. A random sampling   technique was employed in this study. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Ordinary Least Square (OLS) regression, specifically, multiple regression analysis. The regression analysis, however, revealed that education, agricultural extension visit, effective agricultural communication strategy and adoption of improved technologies has positive influence on output of improved pig production and are significant at 5 percent level of significance. It was therefore recommended that the government should post more extension agents to the study area since agricultural extension visit / training of pig farmers on adoption of new technologies in pig production has positive influence on output of improved pig produced in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State.



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