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Table 1 Definition of variables and apriori expectations for adoption models

From: Promoting sustainable agriculture in Africa through ecosystem-based farm management practices: evidence from Ghana

Variable Variable definition Units of measurement Expected sign
Y EBFMPs Number of EBFMPs used  
Age Age Years ±
Sex Sex Dummy (1 = female, 0 = male) ±
Educ_d Education Dummy (1 = had formal education (at least JSS/JHS education), 0 = below JSS/JHS) +
Ext.serv_d Extension services Dummy (1 = received at least 2 extension services last season, 0 = received 1 or no extension service) +
Fm.distance.irr Distance to irrigated farm Kilometers
Soil.perceptn Perception of soil fertility Dummy (1 = fertile, 0 = not fertile)
Fsize.irr Irrigable farm size Acres
Knw.EBFMP Perceived Knowledge of EBFMPs Indexed on each EBFMP importance stated +
Irrig_type Category of irrigation Dummy (1 = CIS, 0 = GIS) +
  1. Source: Authors’ construction, 2016