Determinants of Replanting Decision by Tea Small Holders in Badulla District

Show simple item record Dayarathna, G.V.D.T.G. 2021-10-07T06:39:16Z 2021-10-07T06:39:16Z 2015
dc.identifier.other UWU/TEA/11/0034
dc.description.abstract One significant issue discussed over the years regarding tea small holders is the low replanting rate. Replanting rate of tea small holders as 0.8%, which is relatively a poor value. In accordance with national policy, 2% of the existing tea extent has to be annually replanted in order to maintain the tea extent to obtain maximum yield. With this context the study was designed to identify the factors influencing on the replanting decision to find out reasons behind the low level of replanting in tea small holding sector in Badulla district. Simple random sampling technique was used in choosing the sample. Primary data were collected from 300 respondents in Badulla, Passara, Haliela and Etampitiya TI ranges. The probit regression was used to identify the determinants of replanting decision by tea smallholders. The results indicate that age, replanting subsidy, cost of replanting, education level of household head, household size, and tea land size significantly effect on replanting decision of tea small holders. More specifically, cost of replanting, replanting subsidy, tea land size positively effect on replanting decision while age of house hold head, education level of house hold head and house hold size negatively effect on replanting decision of tea small holders in Badulla district. The study results suggests that, increase in replanting subsidy and provision of credit facilities at a low interest rate should be considered vital in maintaining required replanting rate. Key words: Tea small holders, replanting decision, replanting subsidy en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ;UWU/TEA/11/0034
dc.subject Tea Technology and Value Addition Degree Programme ( TEA) en_US
dc.title Determinants of Replanting Decision by Tea Small Holders in Badulla District en_US
dc.title.alternative Research Article – TEA 2015 en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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