Baye et al Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(1), pp. 76-85, 2019 ISSN: 2276-7770 Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s) DOI Link: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.1.122118180 http://gjournals.org/GJAS 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. 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