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The Role of Farm Service Centre (FSC) in Adoption of Improved Wheat Seed Technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A Logistic Regression Analysis

The Role of Farm Service Centre (FSC) in Adoption of Improved Wheat Seed Technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: A Logistic Regression Analysis

Muhammad Israr* and Noor Khan 

The University of Agriculture Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

misrar04@gmail.com  

ABSTRACT

This research work investigated the role of Farm Service Centre (FSC) program on farmers’ adoption of improved wheat seed technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. A sample of 336 wheat growers, consisted of equal number of FSC registered and non-registered farmers, was selected from Northern, Central and Southern climatic zones of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The selected wheat growers were interviewed for data collection. Binary Logistic regression analysis was conducted over the collected data-set to estimate a grower’s probability of adopting improved seed technology and quantify the role of FSC in adoption. Result confirms that membership in FSC was the most important determinant of improved wheat seed technology adoption. Head’s education level was the other important determinant with a positive significant effect on adoption of improved seed technology. The study recommends awareness program for encouraging farmers to register in FSC. The provision of free public education facility and agricultural extension services over modern agricultural technologies could augment the rate and intensity of adoption by the wheat growers. 

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

March

Vol. 36, Iss. 1, Pages 1-374

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