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Table 2 Details of NARC research stations, study area and sampling size and methods

From: Lessons for promotion of new agricultural technology: a case of Vijay wheat variety in Nepal

Command area Districts Agro-vets Seed companies Professional Methods
Target population (no) Sample size (no)
Wheat sellera NSC dealer Wheat sellera NSC dealer
Regional Agriculture Research Stations (RARs) Tarahara Morang 15 16 7 (47) 6 (38)   1 Purposive and Simple random sampling
Sunsari 15 10 11 (73) 8 (80) 1 2 Purposive and Simple random sampling
National wheat Research Program (NWRP) Rupandehi 40 28 17 (43) 13 (46) 4 5 Purposive and Simple random sampling
Regional Agriculture Research Stations (RARs) Khajura Banke 18 1 9 (50) 0 (0) 1 2 Purposive and Simple random sampling
Kailali 35 19 10 (33) 6 (32) 1 2 Purposive and Simple random sampling
Total   123 74 54 (44) 33 (44) 7 12  
  1. aDealership holder Agro-vets were excluded. Total wheat seller agro-vets (n = 54) and dealers (n = 33). Professionals such as seed specialists, wheat scientists and planners were also interviewed in different research stations, DADO and Kathmandu at NARC, MOAD, DOA. Figure in parenthesis indicates sample percentage