Research Paper | Economics | Ethiopia | Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013
Determinants of Farmers Participation Decision on Local Seed Multiplication in Amhara Region,Ethiopia: A Double Hurdle Approach
Mesay Yami, TekluTesfaye, Adam Bekele
Abstract: This study is intended to identify the determinants of farmers? participation in local seed multiplication and to assess the level of farmers? participation in wheat and potato seed multiplication in Amhara region, Ethiopia. Primary data was collected from 120 randomly selected respondents. The survey data was analyzed using double-hurdle model. Results of the determinants and intensity of farmers? participation in both wheat and potato seed multiplication indicated that distance to the main road, access to input supply, participation in field days and wealth status in terms of livestock size impacted the first binary decision of whether or not to participate in local seed multiplication farming. On the other hand, farmers' decision on the proportion of land allocated to seed multiplication were found to have been significantly influenced by number of oxen owned, access to complementary input and participation in field days. Therefore, responsible government organizations need to give attention to strengthen and leverage government extension service to promote awareness creation of the existing seed multiplication technologies by arranging field day visit. Emphasis needs to be given to enhancing the access to basic inputs either through sale or distribution is necessary for meaningful participation of farmers in local seed multiplication
Keywords: Double Hurdle, Potato, Seed multiplication, Tobit, Wheat
Edition: Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013,
Pages: 423 - 430
How to Cite this Article?
Mesay Yami, TekluTesfaye, Adam Bekele, "Determinants of Farmers Participation Decision on Local Seed Multiplication in Amhara Region,Ethiopia: A Double Hurdle Approach", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=IJSR13010172, Volume 2 Issue 1, January 2013, 423 - 430
How to Share this Article?
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Potato'
Economic Study of Non-Rice Consumption in Supporting Food Security (Study in Muna Regency of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia)
L.M. Harafah, La Ode Geo, Azis Muthalib
Risk and Social Economic Factor as a Management Risk Revealing (Vegetables Farmer Decision Making Study in Pujon Sub District Malang Regency)
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Tobit'
Analyzing Adoption and Intensity of Use of Coffee Technology Package in Yergacheffe District, Gedeo Zone, SNNP Regional State, Ethiopia
Abreham Kebedom, Tewodros Ayalew
Loan Recovery Performance of Credit Officers in Microfinance Institutions: A Case of Assam
Gopal Kumar Sarma, Saundarjya Borbora
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Wheat'
An Economic Analysis of Maize Production - A Case Study of Belur Taluk
Basavaraju H N, Dr. S. N Yogish
Need of The Hour/Diversificatio in Punjab
Dr Veena Sharma
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Double'
An Econometric Investigation into Variations in Life Expectancy at Birth across Countries
Agricultural Development in India - An Overview
Dr. D. Kumuda