publication . Article . 2020

Determinants of adoption of agricultural extension package technologies by smallholder households on sorghum production: Case of Gemechis and Mieso districts of West Hararghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Muhammed Shako Hiko; Waktola Mosisa; Adunea Dinku;
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  • Published: 31 Aug 2020 Journal: Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, volume 12, pages 62-75 (eissn: 2141-2170, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academic Journals
Abstract
This study identified the socio-economic factors that significantly influence adoption of agricultural extension package technologies on sorghum crop production. Primary and secondary data were collected for the study. In the sampling procedure, multi stage sampling procedure was used. Data was analyzed using both descriptive statistics and econometric models. In econometric models Multivariate Probit (MVP) and Double Hurdle models were used.  Multivariate Probit output indicates that, the probability of the household to use inorganic fertilizer (NPS and Urea), organic fertilizer, crop protection chemicals and row planting were 43.43, 63.07, 12.51, and 25.04%, r...
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free text keywords: Econometric model, Agricultural extension, Descriptive statistics, Sampling (statistics), Agriculture, business.industry, business, Agricultural science, Crop protection, Multivariate probit model, Mathematics, Multistage sampling
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