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Tesfaye et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 8 (4), pp. 074-081, April 2018.

ISSN: 2276-7770  

Research Article

Manuscript Number: 092117135


(DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2018.4.092117135)

 

 

Impact of
Improved Wheat Variety on Productivity in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

 

 

Tesfaye
Haregewoin, Baye Belay, Eyob Bezabeh*,

Kaleb
Kelemu, Daniel Hailu and Fitsum Daniel

 

 

 Ethiopian
Institute of Agricultural Research.


Abstract

This study examines the impact of improved wheat
variety on productivity using 837 sample farm households in Oromia Regional
State, 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 improved wheat variety adoption appears to
significantly increase productivity on the average by 34-38% for farm
households in the study area. Thus, the study recommends that use of improved
wheat variety could be an effective strategy to enhance productivity and,
thereby, production that contributes a lot to the structural transformation of
the Ethiopian economy


Keywords: Impact, Wheat, Oromia, Ethiopia


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