Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 2 Diffusion and adoption of pigeonpea: Proportion of farmers that were aware and those that adopted different pigeonpea varieties in 2006/2007

From: Determinants of agricultural technology adoption under partial population awareness: the case of pigeonpea in Malawi

Characteristic Chiradzulu (n = 152) Thyolo (n = 144) Balaka (n = 144) Total (n = 440)
Know the variety (%)     
 Local (miscellaneous) 95 94 97 95
 Mthawajuni 99 25 90 71
 ICEAP 00040 4 40 39 28
 ICP 9145 1 8 25 11
 Know at least one pigeonpea variety 100 98 100 99
 Know at least one improved variety 5 47 49 34
Ever planted (%)     !
 Local(miscellaneous) 63 87 80 77
 Mthawajuni 99 17 76 64
 ICEAP 00040 3 31 38 24
 ICP 9145 0 6 19 8
Planted in 2006/07 season (%)     
 Local (miscellaneous) 7 73 49 43
 Mthawajuni 97 10 70 59
 ICEAP 00040 (Kauma) 3 25 27 18
 ICP 9145 (Kachangu) 0 4 13 6
 Planted at least one pigeonpea variety 43 33 87 54
 Planted at least one improved variety 2 5 33 14
Planted in 2006/07 season (% of the exposed sub-sample)  
 Planted at least one pigeonpea variety 43 34 87 55
 Planted at least one improved variety 33 10 66 36
  1. Source: ICRISAT Treasure Legumes/TLII Study (April- May 2008)