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Table 2 Estimated coefficients for adoption of soil-improving practices model

From: Household adoption of soil-improving practices and food insecurity in Ghana

Variable Coefficient Standard error z p> | z| 95% confidence interval
Food insecure/secure 1.746 0.782 2.230 0.026 0.213 3.279
Chemical fertilizer -1.443 0.785 -1.840 0.066 -2.981 0.095
Commercial seed 0.166 0.733 0.230 0.821 -1.272 1.603
Herbicides -0.752 0.758 -0.990 0.321 -2.237 0.733
Insecticide 0.949 0.657 1.450 0.148 -0.338 2.236
Medium-quality soil -1.208 0.723 -1.670 0.095 -2.626 0.210
Off-farm activity -0.075 0.695 -0.110 0.914 -1.437 1.288
Seasonal lease 2.280 0.655 3.480 0.001 0.995 3.565
Share cropping -0.295 0.857 -0.340 0.731 -1.975 1.385
Income 0.005 0.015 0.350 0.728 -0.023 0.034
Education level -0.229 0.580 -0.390 0.693 -1.366 0.909
Household size 0.033 0.147 0.220 0.824 -0.256 0.322
Age of house head -0.001 0.023 -0.030 0.980 -0.045 0.044
Extension service 0.029 0.655 0.040 0.965 -1.254 1.312
Intercept 1.205 2.145 0.560 0.574 -2.999 5.410
  1. Base group: non-adopters.
  2. Number of observation = 116.
  3. Chi squared = 45.65, probability > chi squared = 0.0000.
  4. Pseudo R2 = 0.32.