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dc.contributorBishaw, Zewdieen_US
dc.creatorAlemu, Dawiten_US
dc.identifier.citationDawit Alemu, Zewdie Bishaw. (31/10/2019). Yield gaps, adoption and seed commercial behaviour: Implications for chickpea seed system in Ethiopia. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 14 (33), pp. 1778-1784.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe paper presents the yield gaps, adoption of improved varieties and the commercial behaviour in seed of smallholder chickpea producers based on the primary data collected from 612 randomly selected farmers covering 36 kebeles from 18 chickpea-producing districts, in 2017. The results indicate that the estimated average yield gaps were lower by 37.97 and 49.17% for desi chickpea and by 29.62 and 40.97% for kabuli chickpea, than the yields achieved on farmers’ fields with improved variety and recommended practice and on-research stations, respectively. Overall, 43% of the chickpea producers were full-adopters, 9.5% partial adopters and the remaining 47.5% are non-adopters of improved varieties. Given the recent introduction of kabuli chickpea, all respondents reported the use of improved varieties (42.5%). Of the total 57.5% desi chickpea producing farmers, only 9.6% were full adopters. The commercial behaviour in chickpea seed use indicates that 55.4% of the farmers were autarkic who did not engage in chickpea seed markets, whereas 22% used purchased seed, 11.4% sold seed, and the remaining 11.1% were engaged in the seed market both as buyers and sellers. These results imply that there is a huge potential to narrow the yield gaps provided that the national seed system responds adequately to the key factors of adoption along with the smallholder farmers’ commercial behaviour in chickpea seed system.en_US
dc.publisherAcademic Journalsen_US
dc.sourceAfrican Journal of Agricultural Research;14,(2019) Pagination 1778,1784en_US
dc.subjectcommercial behaviouren_US
dc.titleYield gaps, adoption and seed commercial behaviour: Implications for chickpea seed system in Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idBishaw, Zewdie: 0000-0003-1763-3712en_US
cg.subject.agrovocyield gapen_US
cg.subject.agrovocseed systemsen_US
cg.contributor.centerEthiopian Institute of Agricultural Research - EIARen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals - GLDCen_US
cg.contributor.funderUnited States Agency for International Development - USAIDen_US
cg.contributor.projectBetter livelihoods for small holder farmers through knowledge based technology interventions in the highlands of Ethiopia: Increasing the productivity of chickpea in wheat-based cropping systemen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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