Authors: Huaiyu Wang, Sushil Pandey and Orlee Velarde
Cambodia has the potential to be an important rice exporter. Rice is grown in Cambodia mainly under rainfed conditions and the average yield is low. Adoption of improved technologies can boost total production and actual exports. Improved rice varieties adopted by farmers vary across provinces and adoption is generally low in rainfed areas. This paper analyzes the rice farmers’ adoption of improved varieties based on a household survey conducted in 2010. The results indicated that a farm size, land type and market are the main determinants of farmers’ modern variety adoption.
Keywords: modern variety, adoption, rice, Cambodia