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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)
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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



Determinates Of Farmers' Adoption Decisions Of Improved Seed Variety In Dabat District, Ethiopia

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AUTHOR(S)

Tewodros Getnet

 

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ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT: Determinates Of Farmers Adoption Decisios of Improved Seed Variety In Dabat District, Ethiopia Tewodros Getnet Addis Ababa University, 2014 Intellectuals believe that in many countries augmenting agricultural productivity is the main, perhaps the only, means of meeting basic needs of alarmingly growing population. Productivity is a matter of intensive use of available resource by using improved technology. However, studies in Ethiopia demonstrate law level of farm technology adoption. Therefore, clear understanding of factors behind is important for policy makers. Thus, itís the focal objective of this study. In the study, technology stands for improved seed variety. Here for this research the researcher use Years of use of adopted practices as a measure of adoption. Individuals use the length of the period of use of the technologies as a possible indicator for the extent of adoption of technologies. In order to achieve these objectives cross sectional biophysical; demographic and socio-economic data were collected from 129 randomly selected households in two selected kebles of Dabat Woreda. A two stage stratified random sampling procedure was used to select kebeles and households. The study is done manly based on survey data supported by case study, key informant interview and secondary data sources. The data were analyzed using both univariate and bivariate analysis. In this study different factors including demographic (sex, dependence ratio, education), land related (land holding, plot number, land fragmentation), income related (farm income and off-farm income), geographical (agro-ecology, plot distance) and farmers perceptions were considered and found to be statistically significant with different level and direction of relation. The major findings of the study give an idea about the importance of giving attention on the impact of these farm inputs rather than the quantity and numbering users. In addition to this, the finding calls attention to the importance of farm insurance and demonstration sites in the diffusion process of these farm inputs.

 

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