Factors affecting the acceptance of transferring innovations in the production of quality cassava stalk to farmers in Pathum Ratchawongsa District, Amnat Charoen Province

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Phakwilai Yodthong
Chalathon Choocharoen
Supaporn Lertsiri
Waree Thongmee


The objectives were to study 1) personal and socioeconomic factors 2) knowledge of cassava production, 3) acceptance of transferring innovations in the production of quality cassava stalk, and 4) problems and obstacles. The sample used in this research were 354 cassava growers, using interview forms for data collection. The study’s results concluded that most of the farmers were male, average age of 50.57, not single, and education level below secondary school. The average number of household members was 4.90 persons, the average cassava planting area was 10.25 rai, and the average planting experience was 12.16 years. The average household size was 3.25 people with not a member of the farmer group, and without their own machinery. Most of farmers had an average income of 12,081.58 baht, and average expenses of 4,849.14 baht. Farmers knew how to produce quality cassava stalks at a high level of knowledge with an average of 26.16 points. There was a high level of acceptance of innovation in the production of quality cassava stalks with an average of 119.29 points. The hypothesis testing found that a member of the farmers group, having their own machinery and knowledge level were related to acceptance of transferring innovations in the production of quality cassava stalk significantly at the 0.01 level. The problems and obstacles encountered were planting labor and the price of labor wages was high. The shortage of water and the stalks where insufficient which government should support training and transferring innovations of quality cassava stalk to farmers.

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