Effect of Social-Economics Characteristics on Adoption of Agricultural Research Findings and Farming Productivity in Kenya


  • Kendagor Ruth Chepkorir Moi University


The main purpose of the paper was to determine how farmers’ social-economic characteristics affect adoption of agriculture research findings. Further, the study established effect of Agricultural Research Findings on Farming Productivity in Kenya. The study was informed by innovation diffusion theory. A multistage sampling technique was used to select sites and draw sample of farmers for the study. Findings from Heckman two-stage selection model showed that farmers’ gender, age and income have a positive and significant influence on the adoption of agricultural research findings. Moreover, the adoption of agricultural research findings results in improved farming productivity. However, farmers’ education exhibited no significant effect on the adoption of agricultural research findings. It could be that the farmers in the study area are within the same level of education hence no influence on the adoption of research findings.

Keywords: Agricultural Research Findings, Farming Productivity, Social-Economic Characteristics, Income, Age, Education, Gender

Author Biography

Kendagor Ruth Chepkorir, Moi University

School of Business and Economics


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How to Cite

Chepkorir, R. (2020). Effect of Social-Economics Characteristics on Adoption of Agricultural Research Findings and Farming Productivity in Kenya. Journal of Economics, 2(1), 85–94. Retrieved from https://stratfordjournals.org/journals/index.php/journal-of-economics/article/view/609