Baye Et Al

Baye et al

Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences

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

ISSN:
2276-7770

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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.

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

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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