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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 44, Pages: 3280-3287

Original Article

Impact of Adoption of Improved Agricultural Production Technologies on Cereal Crops Productivity and Farmers’ Welfare in Central Ethiopia

Received Date:18 August 2021, Accepted Date:04 December 2021, Published Date:27 December 2021


Objectives: To analyze the impact of a single and/or bundle of technologies on the productivity and welfare of farmers, and to check its heterogeneous impact on productivity and farmers’ welfare. Methods: A Multinomial Endogenous Switching Regression (MESR) was employed to analyze the data collected from a total of 400 cereal crops producing farmers in the north Shewa zone of Ethiopia. Findings: The analysis showed that compared to the non-adopter farmers, a better net cereals crop income per land was obtained from the simultaneous adoption of improved seed and row planting, row planting and urea, and improved seed, and row planting and urea. For instance, compared to the counterfactual scenario of non-adopter, the mixed adoption of an improved seed variety with row planting technology increases net cereal crop income of farmers by about birr 14479.64 per cultivated land. The result also confirmed that a slight increase in welfare was recorded when cerealproducing farmers adopt improved agricultural technologies compared to a counterfactual scenario of non-adopters. The consumption expenditure per adult equivalent for raw planting technology adopters increases by Birr 567.69 compared to the counterfactual scenario of non-adopters. Novelty: The study provides empirical evidence about the possible role of using different adoption technology packages jointly on productivity and welfare. Sustainable and simultaneous adaptations of improved agricultural technologies need to be promoted for better farm productivity and welfare of households.

Keywords: Ethiopia; Impact; Improved technology; Productivity; Welfare


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