Impact of off-farm Income on agricultural technology adoption intensity and productivity

Evidence from rural maize farmers in Uganda

Gracious M. Diiro
ussp working paper

This study analyzed the impact of off-farm earnings on the intensity of adoption of improved maize varieties and the productivity of maize farming in Uganda in the years 2005/06 and 2009/10. Summary statistics show significantly higher adoption intensity and expenditure on purchased inputs among households with off-farm income relative to their counterparts without off-farm income.