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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Vol. 9(1), pp. 76-85, 2019
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Impact of Improved Wheat Technology Package Adoption on Productivity in Ethiopia
Baye Belay, Fitsum Daniel* and Eyob Bezabeh
Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Article No.: 122118180
This study examines the impact of adoption of improved wheat technology package (including improved wheat varieties, information regarding improved wheat management practices as well as artificial/chemical fertilizer) on productivity using 1,611 sample farm households in four major administrative regions of Ethiopia. Propensity score matching (PSM) technique was employed since it is an increasingly utilized standard approach for evaluating impacts using observational data of a single period. It is found that full adoption of improved wheat technology package appears to significantly increase productivity growth on the average by 51 to 55% for farm households in the study area. Thus, the study recommends that full adoption of improved wheat technology package could be an effective strategy to enhance productivity and, thereby, production that contributes a lot to the structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy.
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Cite this Article: Baye B; Fitsum D; Eyob B (2019). Impact of Improved Wheat Technology Package Adoption on Productivity in Ethiopia. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(1): 76-85, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.122118180.
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