Fitsum

Fitsum

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (9), pp. 179-196, 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 082218121


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.9.082218121)

 

Impact of Improved Wheat Varieties Adoption on
Productivity: Disparity among Agroecological Zones of Ethiopia

 

 

FITSUM Daniel

 


 Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia.


Abstract

This study examines the agroecologic zonal disparity in the impact of adoption of improved wheat varieties 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. It is found that adoption of improved wheat varieties doesn’t have homogeneous positive and significant impact on productivity growth in all of the agroecologic zones considered. Thus, the study recommends that the agricultural research and extension system of the country should further consider the various differences that exist among different agroecologic zones and other areas of the country so as to generate and disseminate suitable improved agricultural technologies and information to each areas.

Keywords: Impact, Wheat, Improved Varieties, Ethiopia.


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