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Table 5 Probit result on the factors influencing pesticide use among cocoa farmers

From: Modeling Ghanaian cocoa farmers’ decision to use pesticide and frequency of application: the case of Brong Ahafo Region

Variables Coefficient Robust Std. Err. P value Marginal effect
Gender 0.681 0.298 0.022** 0.046
Age −0.097 0.022 0.000*** −0.004
Educational level 0.371 0.146 0.011** 0.014
Farming experience 0.115 0.016 0.000*** 0.004
Membership of FBO 0.233 0.304 0.443 0.008
Access to extension −0.824 0.387 0.033** −0.021
Availability of agrochemical shop −0.988 0.300 0.001*** −0.061
Access to credit 0.758 0.309 0.014** 0.044
Cocoa income 0.497 0.340 0.144 0.019
Constant −2.551 3.518 0.468
Diagnostic statistic Value
Log pseudo likelihood −61.132
Wald chi2 76.15
Prob > chi2 0.000
Pseudo R2 0.397
  1. *** and ** represent 1 and 5 % significance level respectively