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Begum M E A, Rashid M A, Hoque M A, Khan M A, Hossain M I. Determinants of Adopting Improved Lentil Management Practices through Locally Developed Bed Planter in Bangladesh. JAST 2023; 25 (6) :1279-1288
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1- Agricultural Economics Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh. , esmatbau@yahoo.com
2- Agricultural Economics Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Gazipur, Bangladesh.
3- Farm Machinery and Post-harvest Process Engineering Division (FMPE), Gazipur, Bangladesh.
4- Department of Agricultural Finance and Banking, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
5- Department of Agribusiness and Marketing. Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.
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This study investigated adoption and determinants of adopting the bed planter developed by Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and the impacts on productivity and farm income in the Rajshahi and Faridpur districts of Bangladesh. Primary data were collected during 2019 from 41 adopters and 80 non-adopters using a multi-stage random sampling technique. On average, the adoption rate of the BARI bed planter was 15%. Socio-economic characteristics such as farm size, farming experience, training, and extension contacts significantly differed between adopters and non-adopters. A probit model showed that farmer experience, extension contacts, and farmers’ club membership were key variables influencing the likelihood of BARI bed planter adoption. Policy recommendations based on these results include modifying current extension approaches and increasing investment in farm machinery.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Agricultural Economics/Agriculture Production and Farm Management
Received: 2022/01/26 | Accepted: 2022/11/12 | Published: 2023/12/2

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