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Table 3 Description of socioeconomic and technical variables of sampled agro-vets

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

Description of variables RARS Tarahara Area (N = 32) RARS Khajura Area (N = 25) NWRP Area (N = 30) Overall (87)
Average qty. of total seed sold (Mt) in 2014/15 27.09 32.72 15.35 25.05
Average qty. of cereal seed sold (Mt) in 2014/15 26.68 32.26 14.42 24.45
Education level of respondents (Yrs.) 11.75 12.48 11.33 11.82
Year of Establishment of agro-vets (Yrs.) 12.34 9.32 9.37 10.45
Age of the respondents (Yrs.) 39.97 37.28 42.80 40.17
Avg. qty. of wheat seeds sold (Mt) in 2015/16 10.80 10.91 11.18 10.97
Avg. qty. of Vijay sold in 2015/16 (subsidized seed excluded) .922 2.24 4.22 2.79
Avg. qty. of Vijay sold in 2015/16 (only subsidized seed) 2.22 8.50 1.60 4.28
Avg. qty. of Vijay sold in 2014/15 (subsidized seed excluded) 1.13 2.10 2.68 2.01
Avg. qty. of Vijay sold in 2014/15 (only subsidized seed) 2.80 5.80 1.67 2.34
% of Vijay selling on total wheat quantity (from 10.00 31.00 24.00 21.66
Participation on training related to seed (Yes %) 81.2 96.0 93.3 89.7
Time of involvement in Vijay seed trading (Yrs.) 2.74 2.48 2.74 2.65
Vijay seed selling status in 2015/16 (Yes %) 53.1 84.0 66.7 66.7
SC as a source of knowledge of Vijay (Yes %) 75.0 81.0 72.7 76.2
SC as a source of buying Vijay (Yes %) 50.0 95.0 50.0 65.5
Only one district as a selling destination of Vijay (Yes %) 70.0 86.7 94.7 86.4
Perception on availability of Vijay in required qty. (Yes %) 10.0 47.2 76.2 45.6
Perception on availability of Vijay on time (Yes %) 20.0 66.7 57.1 48.4
Perception on availability of Vijay in required quality (Yes %) 70.0 100.0 14.3 61.3
Perception on Vijay better than Gautam (Yes %) 55.0 62.5 84.2 67.3
Perception on Vijay better than Nepal 297 (Yes %) 30.0 71.4 57.9 53.3
Perception on Vijay better than Bhrikuti (Yes %) 100.0 63.2 72.0
Perception on Vijay better than Aditya (Yes %) 69.2 92.9 84.2 82.6