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This study analyzes fertilizer micro-dosing adoption and focuses on farmers' perceptions. Data used are from households selected based on agroecological characteristics. The bivariate probit model estimation results show that fertilizer microdosing adoption is a process. After the first adoption, 22.67% of farmers continued to apply fertilizer micro-dosing compared to 33.25% who discontinued. In addition, analysis results show that agronomic and economic performance and compliance with current practices from farmers' perceptions affect fertilizer micro-dosing adoption and continued use. That implies that in studies of agricultural innovations adoption, it would be relevant to consider decision-making stages by including farmers' perceptions.
Key words: Fertilizer micro-dosing, bivariate probit, farmers’ perceptions, Burkina Faso.
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