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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 173-180
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2022.173.180
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Impact of Technology Adoption on Household Income: The Case of Tef in Dendi District, Ethiopia

Gadisa Muleta and Addisu Getahun

Background and Objective: Tef is the most important cereal crop and the main staple food for more than 70 M people. The average productivity of the crop is very low compared to other cereal crops and the spatial variability of the productivity of the crop is very high across different districts and peasant associations within the region and different regions of the country. Therefore, this research was intended to assess the impacts of the adoption of improved and high-yielding tef varieties on the improvement of household income in the Dendi District. Materials and Methods: This study used 210 sample households from five peasant associations in the Dendi District. Descriptive and econometric data analyses were done. The propensity score matching method and logistic regression model were used for econometric data analysis. Results: The result revealed that household heads who are using improved and high yielding tef technologies on average get more income of 7943 birrs compared to household heads that are non-users of tef technologies. Conclusion: Based on the result of this research, improving the awareness of tef farmers towards adoption of high yielding improved tef technologies will contribute more to improving the household income and their livelihood specifically and also contribute to improving national income generally.
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Gadisa Muleta and Addisu Getahun, 2022. Impact of Technology Adoption on Household Income: The Case of Tef in Dendi District, Ethiopia. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 17: 173-180.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2022.173.180






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