Adoption and Intensification factors of rice Production in Rwanda

Gasana, Emmanuel (2018) Adoption and Intensification factors of rice Production in Rwanda. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study sought to assess adoption and intensification factors of rice production in Rwanda. Specifically, the study examined adoption factors, intensification factors and productivity factors of rice production in Rwanda. The study used descriptive cross-sectional design and a population including rice farmers and non rice farmers in Kirehe district, in Rwanda. The study used cluster sampling methods and a sample size included 492 respondents. Data were collected using observation, questionnaires. Data collected were compiled and analysed using mainly Statistical Parameters of Social Sciences (SPSS) packages. Data analysis techniques included Factor Analysis using the Principle Component Analysis methodology, Logistic Regression Model to assess the likelihood of the farmers to adopt or intensify rice and Cobb-Douglas Production Model was also applied to find the relationship between production and its factors labor and capital. e findings of the study show that the most significant factors which are likely to contribute to the adoption were the following: grouping into cooperatives, marshlands exploitation and food security among six factors tested. While the most significant factors which are likely to contribute to intensification are extension services, utilities, and seeds availability among nine other factors tested. Finally, findings showed that productivity factors such as labour and capital contribute significantly to rice production. The study recommends to the Government of Rwanda to support smallholder farmers in intensification of rice production by improving skills, inputs and technology related to rice production.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 09:27
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 09:27
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2293

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