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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-07-05-2022-146
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Title : ADOPTION OF MODERN POST HARVEST RICE HANDLING TECHNOLOGIES IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA
by ALABI OLAJUMOKE OLANREWAJU, ADEBOWALE ABDUL-RASAQ, ADIO MATTHEW OLUFEMI, FASUAN YETUNDE OMOWUMI, OBABIRE IBIKUNLE EDWARD, FAKUNLE OLUFEMI OYEDOKUN,
Abstract : The study assessed the Adoption of Modern Post Harvest Rice Handling Technologies in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling techniques were used to select 130 rice farmer-processors. Primary data on usage of modern post harvest rice technologies, level of adoption and perceived factors influencing adoption of modern technologies were obtained using a questionnaire and focus group discussion (FGD). Data were analyzed using frequency counts, mean and sigma score (Z). Modern post harvest rice handling technologies available were combine harvester, blower, parboiler using false bottom, batch dryer, de-stoning machine, modern rice miller and rice grader. Sigma scores showed that parboiler using false bottom (Z = 5.36), Modern rice miller (Z = 5.36), de-stoning machine (Z = 5.15) and blower (Z = 5.06) were the major modern postharvest rice technologies. These technologies removed drudgery experienced in the traditional methods of processing (𝑥̅= 4.44), improved income (𝑥̅= 4.24), has relative advantage (𝑥̅= 4.10) and not complex (𝑥̅= 3.01). FGD with one of the respondents established that “using modern postharvest rice handling technologies produce quality rice”. The study concluded that there is adoption of modern post harvest technologies among rice farmer-processors and recommends that key factors that determine adoption needs to be taken into consideration when expanded program on technology adoption are to be considered for meeting the challenges of food production.

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