Factors Affecting the Adoption of Recommended Fertilizer Doses by Wheat Farmers in the Casablanca-Settat Region of Morocco

DOI 10.7160/aol.2024.160202
No 2/2024, June
pp. 25-38

El Azhari, M., El Hamadi, Y., Boughlala, M. and Hattab, S. (2024) "Factors Affecting the Adoption of Recommended Fertilizer Doses by Wheat Farmers in the Casablanca-Settat Region of Morocco", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 25-38. ISSN 1804-1930. DOI 10.7160/aol.2024.160202.


Despite the economic advantages of introducing new agricultural technologies into the production system, their rate of adoption in Morocco remains relatively low. The objective of this article is to study the factors that hinder the adoption of these new technologies. We address the case of the recommended fertilizer doses (RFD). The study employs a probit model with a stratified random sampling approach.The data were collected from 297 farmers in the Casablanca-Settat region using a face-to-face interview method and analyzed through R software. The results of the study show that the main barriers are related to access to information and bank credit, government incentive, production orientation, distance to the market as well as age, and level of education.


Adoption, obstacle, new technology, fertilizer recommendation, probit.


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