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Regasa et al

Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol.
9(2), pp. 229-241, 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.2019.2.041719071

http://gjournals.org/GJAS

 

 

Adoption
and Perception of Farmers towards Attributes of Improved Teff (Quncho) Varieties:
Evidence from Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia

 

Regasa Dibaba Wake1*, Afework Hagos Mesfin2,
Chilot Yirga3, Endeshaw Habte3

 

1Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Assosa
Agricultural Research Center, P.O.Box: 265, Assosa, Ethiopia

2Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Assosa
Agricultural Research Center, P.O.Box: 265, Assosa, Ethiopia

3Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia;

  

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article
No.:
041719071

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.041719071

 

 

Adoption
of improved Teff varieties (Quncho) is very important to increase
productivity and it can also improve food security.
To get
the expected benefit, the technology should be adopted well by smallholder
farmers. However, the rate of adoption of improved varieties in the country
has remained low. Hence, the study looks in to preferences of small-holder
farmers to varietal attributes that determine the adoption of Teff varieties in the study area.
In this study, multistage sampling techniques
were employed to select sampled households from two districts. About 249 smallholder farmers were selected randomly from
nine kebele administrations proportionally. Both qualitative and quantitative
types of data were used. Primary data was collected by using both close ended
and open ended (semi- structured) questionnaire and personal interview, focus
group discussion and key informant interview was used to collect the data.
Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.
In
2015/16 production season, about
58.23% of the sampled household were adopters 41.77% of them didn’t
adopt Teff varieties in the study
area. The finding of this study suggest that
farmers in the area seek specific varietal attributes, such as yield
potential, tolerance to disease and lodging, better Teff grain price and color, etc. The farmers’ perceptions of
improved Teff varieties-specific characteristics
significantly determine adoption decisions, which suggests the need to go
beyond the commonly considered socio-economic, demographic and institutional
factors in adoption process. Information about the benefits of improved Teff varieties should be given for
farmers to increase farmer’s awareness about the preferences and develop
farmer’s attitude towards improved Teff
varieties. Therefore, the research centers and extension system has to give
more attention to participatory research which considers farmers’ priorities
and needs.

 

Submitted: 17/04/2019

Accepted:  25/04/2019

Published: 13/06/2019

 

*Corresponding
Author

Regasa
Dibaba,

E-mail:
regasadibaba@ yahoo.com

 

Keywords:

Improved
Teff varieties; small-holder farmers; Perceptions; Varietal attributes

 

 

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Cite this Article: Regasa Dibaba Wake; Afework Hagos Mesfin;
Chilot Yirga; Endeshaw Habte (2019). Adoption and Perception of Farmers
towards Attributes of Improved Teff
(Quncho)
Varieties: Evidence from Benishangul-Gumuz Region of Ethiopia.
Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(2): 229-241,
http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.2.041719071.

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