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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 9(1), pp. 76-85, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7770

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DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.122118180

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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.

 

 

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Article No.: 122118180

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.122118180

 

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.

 

Submitted: 21/12/2018

Accepted:  27/12/2018

Published: 06/03/2019

 

*Corresponding Author

Fitsum Daniel

E-mail: fitsum.daniel219 @gmail.com

Phone: 251-0913 38 45 38

 

Keywords:

impact; wheat; improved technology package; Ethiopia

 

 

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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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