Journal of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development

ISSN 2360-798X

Determinants of Smallholder Farmers Adoption for Improved Finger Millet Varieties in West Hararghe Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia

    Received: 3/4/2023| Accepted: 2/5/2023|

        Published: 3/5/2023  

*Corresponding author:  Birhanu A,

Abstract: Finger millet is one of among the important crop produced in Ethiopia. It has been grown for many years for its nutritive and food security values. For this different improved finger millet varieties with its packages were promoted and disseminated. However, factors that limit adoption decision and intensity of improved finger millet varieties were not conducted in study area. Thus, the purposes of this study were to examine determinants of adoption of improved finger millet in West Hararghe zone, Oromia region. For this study both primary and secondary data were used. Primary data were collected from 143 households (87 adopters and 56 non-adopters) and supported by secondary data. To address the aforementioned objectives descriptive statistics and econometric models (Double hurdle) were employed. The probit results of Double hurdle (DH) model indicated that the likelihood of adopting decision of improved finger millet was positively and significantly affected by land size owned, fear of risk on improved varieties, participation on demonstration, access to extension service and participation on demonstration. The second stage of the double hurdle model revealed that household size, access to extension service and fertilizer application for finger millet were positively and significantly affects the adoption intensity of improved finger millet technologies. While, access to credit negatively and significantly affects the adoption intensity of improved finger millet technologies. The findings generally suggest the need to create a chance of participation on demonstration and field day for farmers; access for extension service and strength application of fertilizer for finger millet production.


Keywords: Adoption, Double hurdle model, Finger millet


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