Kedir Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 9(2), pp. 119-137, 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.2019.2.010919010 http://gjournals.org/GJAS Impact 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 ARTICLE INFO ABSTRACT Article No.: 010919010 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 broadened. Submitted: 09/01/2019 Accepted: 12/01/2019 Published: 09/04/2019 *Corresponding Author Mr. Musba Kedir E-mail: Kedirmusba44@ gmail.com Phone: +251913917911 Keywords: Adoption; Bambasi; Impact; Soybean; and PSM Return to Content View [Full Article – PDF] [Full Article – HTML] [Full Article – EPUB] Post-Publication Peer-review Rundown View/get involved, click [Peer-review] REFERENCES Abadie A. and Imbens A. 2006. Large Sample Properties of Matching Estimators for Average Treatment Effects. Econometrica , issue 1, pages 235-267. ADB (Asian Development Bank). 2006. Impact evaluation: methodological and operational issues. Economic and Research Department. Alene A.D., Poonyth D. and Hassan R.M. 2000. 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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): 119-137, http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.010919010.