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Dorward, Andrew, Spencer, D., Abalu, G., Philip, D. and Ogungbile, D. (2006) Evaluation of adoption of NERICA and other improved upland rice varieties following varietal promotion activities in Nigeria: A study for the Gatsby and Rockefeller Foundations. Final report. Gatsby and Rockefeller Foundations.

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A survey undertaken in 2005 in Ekiti and Kaduna states in Nigeria shows considerable uptake of NERICA1 (30% of farmers in Ekiti and 42% and 19%, respectively, in PVS and near-PVS villages in Kaduna). The proportion of upland rice area under NERICA1 is lower than the proportion of farmers growing it but is increasing more rapidly, with 13%, 27% and 9% of 2005 upland rice areas under NERICA1 in Ekiti and in Kaduna PVS and near-PVS villages, respectively. Seed shortage is the major reason given for non-adoption of NERICA1, the first-time seed source for which is reported as other farmers. Evaluation of varieties by growers rates NERICA1 highly for almost all criteria. All varieties are rated poorly for bird resistance in Ekiti, but NERICA1 is considered to perform the least poorly for this.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Project Report)
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2008 13:31

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