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SMALLHOLDER FARMERS’ ADOPTION OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES: THE CASE OF GONDAR ZURIA WOREDA, NORTH GONDAR ZONE OF AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA

MELESE ASMARE WASSAI


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    "description": "Agriculture is a dominant sector of the Ethiopian economy and a lion share contributor to the \ngross domestic product, employment and foreign exchange earnings. The improvement of this \nsector  promotes  the livelihood of the vast population which mainly depends on farming. \nExtensive adoption of improved agricultural technologies such as improved seed varieties (in \nthis case sorghum) plays vital role in reversing the present situation of prolonged food \ninsecurity in many parts of Ethiopia. The main objective of this study was to identify factors \nthat determine adoption of improved sorghum varieties and  to  identify  the determinants of \nfarmers\u2019 choice of different sorghum varieties. The study used a primary data collected from \n204  randomly selected  sorghum  producing  farmers  through  structured interview schedule \nfrom four randomly selected Kebeles in Gondar Zuria District. Moreover, secondary data from \nregular statistical reports such as CSA, and other published and unpublished sources were \nreviewed.  The data was analyzed through  descriptive statistics and  logit and multinomial \nprobit econometric models. In the logit model, five variables were found to significantly affect \nadoption of improved sorghum varieties. These are credit (+), extension contact (+), off-farm \nincome (+), farm size (+) and proportion of sorghum area (-). Thus what is needed from any \ndevelopment agents is that they should have to establish a credit scheme to support the farmers \nso that they can acquire improved sorghum variety and other inputs to boost production and \nproductivity. Moreover  extension contact between  farmers  and extension agents  should be \nfurther strengthened,  encourage farmers to participate in different extension programs \nregarding  sorghum production  improvement. Results of multinomial probit model revealed \nthat age, credit, proportion of sorghum area, extension contact, farm size, off-farm income, \nirrigated land, and shortage of labor were variables that significantly explain the choice of \nsorghum varieties. Accordingly development and distribution of different sorghum varieties \nshould be based up on the diverse socioeconomic and institutional characteristics that resides \nin the farming communities.", 
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    "title": "SMALLHOLDER FARMERS\u2019 ADOPTION OF IMPROVED SORGHUM VARIETIES:  THE CASE OF GONDAR ZURIA WOREDA, NORTH GONDAR ZONE OF AMHARA REGION, ETHIOPIA"
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