Rich farmers ‘more likely’ to adopt improved rice varieties

Cotonou (Benin) – Household wealth strongly affects farmers’ decisions over whether to use improved rice varieties (IRVs),according to a study, which makes some key recommendations on how to boost IRVs affordability, accessibility and adoption. Researchers from Benin, Ghana and Nigeria collected data from 600 randomly selected smallholder rice farmers from upland, lowland and irrigated rice […]