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Table 1 Descriptive statistics by the adoption status of DTMVs

From: Heterogeneous seed access and information exposure: implications for the adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties in Uganda

  Full Sample (n = 864) Adopters (n = 120) Non-adopters (n = 744) Mean difference
Household size 6.4 6.9 6.3 0.6**
Gender (1 male, 0 female) 0.86 0.86 0.86 0
Age (yrs) 42 42.6 41.8 0.79
Years of education 6.46 6.69 6.42 0.26
Farm size (ha) 1.78 2.2 1.7 0.5*
Maize area (ha) 0.88 1.17 0.83 0.34***
Received free seed (1 = yes, 0 = otherwise) 0.03 0.12 0.02 − 0.10***
Social capital and access to information
 Received Information on new varieties (%) 39 54 36 18***
 Sources of information (%)     
 Other farmers 16 17 15 1
 Electronic Media 12 11 13 2
 Government 4 12 2 9**
 Input suppliers 3 5 2 3
 Field days 2 4 1 3**
 Membership in group(1 = yes, 0 = otherwise) 77 81 76 5
Distance to the market (km) 11.71 12.63 11.56 1.06
Households with incomes enough to save (%) 10 17 9 8**
Had dry spells in 2015 (1 = yes, 0 = otherwise) 0.76 0.76 0.75 0.01
Total livestock units owned 1.07 1.34 1.03 0.32**
Households are aware DTMVs (%) 57.9 100 51.0 48.9***
Household have access to seed (%) 40.7 100 31.1 68.8***
Households have access to affordable seed (%) 25.2 100 13.1 86.8***
  1. *, **, and *** imply that difference between adopters and non-adopters is statistically significant at 90%, 95% and 99% level (t-tests are used for differences in means)