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Table 5 Determinants of adoption of improved pigeonpea- Marginal effects

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

Variables ATE corrected Classical adoption
  Marginal effect SE Marginal effect SE
Gender of head (1 = Male, 0 = Otherwise) −0.282** 0.139 −0.042 0.035
Age of head (yrs) 0.048** 0.023 −0.001 0.004
The square of age 0.000 0 0 0
Education of head (yrs) 0.030 0.016 0.001 0.004
Household size −0.007 0.113 0.019 0.028
Distance to the village market 0.006 0.03 −0.006 0.006
Distance to the agricultural office −0.016 0.017 −0.008** 0.004
Membership is a faith group (1 = yes, 0 = no) −0.276** 0.119 −0.04 0.031
Membership in farmer club (1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.223 0.193 0.081 0.074
Number of years lived in village −0.007 0.004 0.001 0.001
The value of assets (MK) 0.002 0.042 0.015 0.009
The Land holding size (ha) −0.033 0.06 0.001 0.02
Access to credit .410*** 0.11 0.146** 0.045
Balaka 0.359 0.251 0.289** 0.106
Thyolo −0.351 0.189 0.059 0.05
Number of interviews 152   440  
Pseudo R2 0.4121   0.3827  
LR Chi 2 73.9007   72.314  
AIC 156.2294   269.215 0.05
  1. Source: ICRISAT Treasure Legumes/TLII Study (April- May 2008)
  2. Key: * significant at 10 %, ** significant at 5 % and *** significant at 1 %