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Table 4 Determinants of HBVs adoption (dependent variable = number of HBVs mats)

From: The role of variety attributes in the uptake of new hybrid bananas among smallholder rural farmers in central Uganda

Explanatory variablesCoefficientMarginal effects
Probability of adoptionIntensity of adoption
Sex of farmer (1 = female)25.81*(16.21)0.1247.545
Education of farmer− 5.608** (2.245)− 0.027− 1.639
Total household size6.073* (3.258)0.0291.775
Involvement in banana research activities^1.865 (18.83)0.0090.545
Access to information^3.529 (20.08)0.0171.032
Membership to farmer groups^− 0.413 (19.07)− 0.002− 0.121
Household interaction with other actors0.568* (0.295)0.0030.166
Experience with HBVs− 6.005** (2.319)− 0.029− 1.755
Non-farm income0.285 (0.772)0.0010.083
Land allocated to other cropsa4.021 (3.012)0.0191.175
Source of planting materials
 Research institutions192.6*** (37.19)0.92256.295
 Fellow farmer131.5*** (28.81)0.63038.441
 Community leader157.7*** (35.33)0.75546.108
 Other sourcesb116.6*** (29.55)0.55834.080
Variety attributes
 Production traits related indexc40.90*** (10.07)0.19611.956
 Agronomic traits related indexc− 7.545 (6.076)− 0.036− 2.206
 Consumption attribute related indexc18.22*** (6.758)0.0875.326
 Constant− 160.8*** (39.94)  
 Observations242  
 Pseudo R20.1537  
 Chi20.0000  
  1. ^ Dummy variable; alogarithm; bother sources such as NGOs, Extension, NAADS, input suppliers; c indices; standard errors in parentheses; ***, ** and * indicate statistical significance level at 1%, 5% and 10%, respectively