Economic impacts of adoption of fall armyworm management practices on household welfare of smallholder maize farmers in Ghana

Published: 27 November 2020| Version 3 | DOI: 10.17632/47nzf6ffcg.3
Contributors:
Ebenezer Kondo,
Millicent Asaaba Cobblah,
Owusu Victor,
Vincent Yao Eziah,
Ndomie Aladu,
Chika Cynthia Obiekwe,
Grace Vanderpuije,
Genevieve Emefa Asare,
Michael Osae

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This study analyzed the factors influencing adoption of fall armyworm management practices (FAW MPs) and the impacts of the adoption of these management practices on maize yield and household maize income. The findings show that relative to non-adoption, the joint adoption of a combination of early planting and pesticide application had greater impacts on both maize yield and household maize income. Our findings indicate that efforts should be geared towards training farmers to practice different combination of the FAW MPs in controlling fall armyworm on their farms while improving their access to support services such as extension and input supply. The dataset is a primary data with most of the variables coded in the binary form and some as dummy variables. The data can be analyzed and interpreted using the multinomial endogenous switching regression model in STATA through the usage of the selmlog command.

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