Adoption and dis-adoption of farm mechanization in Bangladesh: Case of rice-wheat thresher

  • Md. Sadique Rahman Department of Management and Finance, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
  • Md. Hayder Sujan Sujan Department of Development and Poverty Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka
  • Md. Sherf- Ul-Alam Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Muhammad Humayun Kabir Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Abstract

Agricultural mechanization has the potential to greatly increase cropping intensity and production. The identification of factors that influence adoption and dis-adoption will assist policymakers in filling knowledge gaps, allowing for more successful policy implementation in Bangladesh. As a result, this study was carried out to ascertain the factors influencing the adoption and dis-adoption of rice-wheat threshers in Bangladesh. The International Food Policy Research Institute's (IFPRI) Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) data were used in the analysis. A total of 5605 households were selected to fulfill the objectives, and a bivariate probit model was employed. According to the findings, 52.41% households adopted the thresher, with 13.75% abandoning it later. When compared to non-adopters, farmers with larger farm sizes and regular extension contacts were 31% and 33% more likely to adopt. Dis-adoption analysis, on the other hand, revealed that the chance of dis-adoption was 9.3% lower for households that maintained contact with extension officers as compared to their counterparts. Demand-driven extension services have the ability to promote adoption while lowering dis-adoption. Farmer-based groups and technology-based extension initiatives can help to keep adoption going.

Author Biographies

Md. Sadique Rahman, Department of Management and Finance, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Department of Management and Finance, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Md. Hayder Sujan Sujan, Department of Development and Poverty Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Department of Development and Poverty Studies, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

Md. Sherf- Ul-Alam, Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.

Department of Agricultural Economics and Policy, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet. 

Muhammad Humayun Kabir, Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Department of Agricultural Extension and Information System, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Rahman, M. S., M. H. S. Sujan, M. S.- Ul-Alam, and M. H. Kabir. “Adoption and Dis-Adoption of Farm Mechanization in Bangladesh: Case of Rice-Wheat Thresher”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 33, no. 12, Feb. 2022, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2021.v33.i12.2794. Accessed 30 June 2022.
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