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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Farmer Based Organizations in Northern Region of Ghana Intention to Adopt GM Crop: Empirical Application of Theory of Planned Behaviour


Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2014, Pages 1191–1201

 Farmer Based Organizations in Northern Region of Ghana Intention to Adopt GM Crop: Empirical Application of Theory of Planned Behaviour

Hudu Zakaria1

1 Department of Agricultural Extension, Rural Development and Gender Studies, Faculty of Agribusiness and Communication Sciences, University for Development Studies, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 7 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Following the passage of Ghana Biosafety Act, 2011, (Act, 831) and the Plant Breeders' Protection Bills being currently under consideration stage in Parliament, there has been intense debate in many media platforms, on the safety and appropriateness of applying GMO technology in commercial agriculture. As such a lot of information is being chained out in the public domain with potential effect on farmers' prospective adoption decision. This paper presents findings of a study investigating factors predicting farmers' adoption intention from a survey of 305 members of Farmer Based Organizations in Northern Region of Ghana. A probit regression analysis was used in identifying factors which significantly predict farmers' adoption decision. The study found more than two

Author Keywords: GM Crops, GMO Technology, Biosafety Act, Adoption and Intention.


How to Cite this Article


Hudu Zakaria, “Farmer Based Organizations in Northern Region of Ghana Intention to Adopt GM Crop: Empirical Application of Theory of Planned Behaviour,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1191–1201, August 2014.