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Table 4 Rice breeders’ adoption status/intentions and underlying reasons regarding RGA

From: Global survey of rice breeders to investigate characteristics and willingness to adopt alternative breeding methods

  Level All  
Adoption and Willingness to Adopt (WTA) (184 obs.), n (%) No adoption, but WTA for testing 28 (15%)
No adoption, but WTA to secondary method 51 (28%)
No adoption, but WTA to main method 23 (13%)
No adoption nor WTA 5 (3%)
Adoption for testing, but WTA to secondary method 18 (10%)
Adoption for testing, but WTA to main method 6 (3%)
Adoption for testing, but no further WTA 2 (1%)
Adoption as secondary method, but WTA to main method 31 (17%)
Adoption as secondary method, but no further WTA 12 (7%)
Adoption as main method 8 (4%)
Reasons for willingness to adopt RGA (157 obs.), n Time saving 140  
Cost reduction 120  
Labour reduction 120  
Land reduction 118  
Genetic gain 57  
Public benefits 27  
Subsidies 3  
Destination of resource savings when willing to adopt RGA (157 obs.), n Extra screening 89  
Extra crosses 75  
Multilocation yield trails (MLYT) 72  
Larger yield trials 51  
Nothing 4  
Reasons for non-willingness to adopt RGA (19 obs.), n No greenhouse/screenhouse 6  
Lack of money 2  
Need approval from superiors 2  
Not enough labour available 3  
Not certain about benefits 6  
Obstacles when willing to adopt RGA (157 obs.), n No greenhouse/screenhouse 109  
Lack of money 67  
Not enough labour available 24  
Need approval from superiors 32  
Not certain about benefits 19  
  1. Sample size is 189 observations in total, 157 for those willing to adopt and 19 for those not willing