Smallholder Farmer' Characteristics and their Influence on Adoption of Radical Terraces and Food Security
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The adopted research design was descriptive-correlational. Radical terracing is an innovative agricultural practice encouraged among farmers for increased farming production. Nevertheless, radical terracing has not been fully exploited and this has a great effect on Rwanda's agrarian yield and food security and therefore to a great extent, food security is still a major problem.Perspectives of Adoption-diffusion of farm innovations and food security directed the research. Cluster and purposive sampling techniques were used to sample 192 farmers and 19 key informants. Both quantitative and qualitative data were mainly collected using interviews, questionnaire schemes, and direct observations. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages and inferential statistics of Pearson correlation coefficient and chi-square while thematic content analysis was used for qualitative data.
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