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Wheat Technologies from Where To Where? The Case of East Gojjam Zone Of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

Abstract: 

The purpose of this study was to investigate the rate, pattern and intensity of adoption of improved wheat technology as well as the impact of wheat technology on the livelihood of farmers. A formal survey was conducted in two districts of East Gojjam Zone of Amhara region. A two stage sampling procedures was used to select farmers for the study. Logistic curve and Tobit model were used to assess the rate and intensity of adoption wheat technology, respectively. The rate of adoption of improved wheat variety increased from less than 1% in 1994 to 100% in 2006. All the improved wheat package practices considered in this study were found to be practiced by all wheat growers, but there was variation among the grower households in the intensity of adoption). The results of the econometric model revealed that extension contact and hosting demonstration were found to have positive and significant influence on intensity of adoption of improved wheat production package. Contrary to this, number of oxen and participation in off-farm activities had shown negative and significant relationship with intensity of adoption of improved wheat production package. As the result of the adoption of wheat technologies, farmers' livelihoods have change

Corporate Author: 
Getinet Alemu, Demirew Getachew (editors); Ethiopian Economic Association. Bahir Dar Chapter
Publisher: 
Ethiopia Economics Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 
978-999445413-6
Primary Descriptors: 

Technology Adoption

Secondary Descriptor: 

Economic conditions

Geographic Descriptors: 
Ethiopia, Ama?ra kelel, east Gojjam
Broad Subject heading: 
Economic development
Call Number: 
330.963 PRO 2010
Serial Key Title: 
Proceedings of the First Regional Conference of the Amhara Regional State Economic Development
Publication catagory: 
Content type: 
Publication date: 
2013-03-27 00:00:00
Edition: 
1st
Conference Place: 
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Place of publication: 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: 
Book
Current frequency: 
Annualy
Thematic area: 
Regional Conference of the Amhara Regional State Economic Development
Chapter conference: 
Conference date: 
2009