The study examines the determinants of adoption of improved potato varieties in Bara district of Nepal. Data was obtained from 51 potato farmers through the use of structured questionnaires. The study employed descriptive statistics and regression analysis to assess adoption status and its determinants. The results of the regression analysis showed that household size has negative influence on adoption of improved potato varieties while land tenancy, cattle ownership, contact with extension agents, age and level of education have positive influences. It is recommended that adult education should be provided to the adult farmers and the number of extension agents should be increased who would help introduce new potato varieties and improve technical and managerial skills of farmers through improved extension services.
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Kafle, B. & Shah, P., (2012). Adoption Of Improved Potato Varieties In Nepal: A Case Of Bara District. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 7(1), pp.14–22. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jas.v7i1.4063