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Economic Impact Analysis of the Adoption of Improved Technologies of Potato Crop Production in Khartoum State, Sudan (2009-2010)

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dc.contributor.author Elamin, Khalid Mohammed Elshiekh
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-24T08:16:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-10-24T08:16:37Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://repo.uofg.edu.sd/handle/123456789/2574
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the, Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science, in Agricultural Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences,University of GeziraMay, 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract Potato crop regarded as one of the most important crops in Khartoum State, its importance raised from food insecurity particularly in urban area. The main objective of this study was to analyze the economic impact of the adoption of the improved technologies of potato production in Khartoum State during the season 2009- 2010. The study depend on both primary and secondary data, the primary data were collected through a structured questionnaire. Secondary data were collected from relevant traditional and electronic sources. A sample size of 192 farmers was selected by stratified random sampling techniques. In order to assess the impact of improved production technologies of potato, sampled farmers were classified into adopters and non-adopters. The data and information were analyzed by using descriptive statistic, partial budget, t-test analysis and logistic regression analysis, with aid of STATA version 10.1 to estimate the logit model parameters. Partial budget analysis showed the impact of adoption of some factors which influence potato production. In general, potato in Khartoum State is profitable and the net return was SDG 911.39. Gross return (GR) and marginal rate of return (MRR) were computed. The net return for adopters was higher than non-adopters by 24.14%, 4.85%, 64.17% and 166% for recommended technologies; sowing date, fertilization, number of irrigations and irrigation and fertilization as a package, respectively. Also, (MRR) was found high at all technologies tested, it’s was 631.40, 121.18, 189.28 and 449.40 for sowing date, fertilization, irrigation and fertilization and irrigation technological package, respectively. The logistic regression analysis was highly significant in model and among factors. The result of logistic regression showed a positive and significant effect on these following factors: formal finance, informal finance, extension services, potato income, and land ownership. Also, there was a negative and significant effect on input cost, flooded area, total cost and farm size. The study recommended that farmers must adopt the recommended technological package, establishment of a strong certified seed production program to avail seeds at the right time and at a reasonable price. The study also recommended strengthening extension, links between farmers, research and extension services. Finally, the study concluded the emphasized the availability and accessibility of credit in adequate quantities and at the suitable time. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mohamed Osman Ahmed Bushara (Main supervisor:) Elsayed Elsir Mustafa Elngarabi (Co- supervisor:) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Gezira en_US
dc.subject Economic crops en_US
dc.subject Agricultural Economics en_US
dc.subject Agricultural finance en_US
dc.subject Agricultural Extension en_US
dc.subject Extension services en_US
dc.title Economic Impact Analysis of the Adoption of Improved Technologies of Potato Crop Production in Khartoum State, Sudan (2009-2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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