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Belay

Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(2),
pp. 103-113, 2020

ISSN:
2276-7770

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Impact of Improved Wheat Technology
Package Adoption on Productivity in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

 

 

*Baye Belay

 

 

Ethiopian
Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article
No.:
090919168

Type: Research

 

 

This study examines the impact of adoption
of improved wheat technology package (including improved wheat varieties,
information regarding improved wheat management practices as well as
artificial/chemical fertilizer) 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 of a single period.
It is found that full adoption of improved wheat technology package appears
to significantly increase productivity growth on the average by 61 to 67%
for farm households in the study area. Thus, the study recommends that full
adoption of improved wheat technology package could be an effective strategy
to enhance productivity and, thereby, production that contributes a lot to
the structural transformation of the Ethiopian economy.

 

Accepted:  23/09/2020

Published: 22/06/2020

 

*Corresponding
Author

Baye
Belay

E-mail:
bayebelay@ gmail.com

Phone:
251-0911 48 57 75

 

Keywords:

impact; wheat; improved technology package; Oromia; Ethiopia

 

 

 

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Cite this Article: Belay, B (2020). Impact of Improved Wheat Technology
Package Adoption on Productivity in Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia.
Greener
Journal of Agricultural Sciences
10(2): 103-113.

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