Journal of Agricultural Sciences

9(2), pp. 119-137, 2019


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of Improved Soybean (Belessa-95) Variety on Income among Smallholder Farmers
in Bambasi Woreda, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State


 Musba Kedir


Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
(EIAR), Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Researcher







Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.010919010



The importance
of agricultural technology in enhancing the welfares of farmers can be
realized when yield gain from the technologies results in meaningful income
gain. This article aimed to assess economic impact of improved soybean
(Bellessa-95) variety on income among farm households in Bambasi District,
BGRS. In this study a multi-stage stratified sampling technique was employed
to select rural kebeles and households. Three rural kebeles were selected
randomly. Structured interview schedule was developed, pre-tested and used
for collecting the essential quantitative data for the study from 134
randomly selected households. Descriptive statistics and propensity score
machining (PSM) models were employed to analyze data. Results of descriptive
analysis showed that there were statistically significant differences
between adopter and non-adopter households with distance to market,
livestock ownership, and frequency of extension visit, farm income as well
as number of oxen owned. Consistent with the findings of previous studies,
regression results showed that adoption of improved soybean has a positive
and significant effect on farm income by which adopters are better-off than
non-adopters. Based on results obtained it is recommended to continuous
training in improved soybean production. Promoting farmers to form or join
cooperatives. Strengthening demonstration centers and Farmers Training
Centers (FTC). Transaction costs should be reduced and scaling up and
diffusion of improved soybean varieties in the study area should be


Submitted: 09/01/2019

Accepted:  12/01/2019

Published: 09/04/2019



Musba Kedir





Bambasi; Impact; Soybean; and PSM



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Cite this Article: Kedir M (2019). Impact of Improved Soybean
(Belessa-95) Variety on Income among Smallholder Farmers in Bambasi Woreda,
Benishangul Gumuz Regional State. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(2):


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