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dc.contributorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorYirga, Chiloten_US
dc.date2015-01-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-21T12:12:46Z
dc.date.available2016-04-21T12:12:46Z
dc.identifierhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/283487758_A_Multivariate_Analysis_of_Factors_Affecting_Adoption_of_Improved_Varieties_of_Multiple_Crops_A_Case_Study_from_Ethiopian_Highlandsen_US
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/reporting/download/hash/AW9Fzz1ven_US
dc.identifier.citationChilot Yirga, Yigezu Yigezu, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (30/1/2015). A Multivariate Analysis of Factors Affecting Adoption of Improved Varieties of Multiple Crops: A Case Study from Ethiopian Highlands. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 25 (2), pp. 29-45.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/4648
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the synergies/tradeoffs involved in the adoption of improved varieties of multiple crops in the mixed crop-livestock production systems of the highlands of Ethiopia A multivariate probit (MVP) model involving a system of four equations for the adoption decision of improved varieties of barley, potatoes, wheat and faba beans was estimated using a nationally representative data from a sample of 1469 farm households. Model results attested the existence of endogeneity in the adoption decisions of improved varieties of the four crops. The area shares of improved varieties of potatoes and faba beans are also found to have positive and significant effects on the likelihood of adopting improved varieties of barley and wheat and vice versa - indicating synergistic effects among the adoption decisions of the two groups of crops. On the other hand, the area share of improved varieties of wheat negatively and significantly effects the chances of using improved varieties of barley and vice versa - suggesting the existence of tradeoffs between the improved varieties of the two crops. The MVP results, therefore, provide evidence for the simultaneity and interdependence of the decisions and intensity of adoption of the improved varieties of the four crops. Practical training has positive and significant effects on the likelihood of adopting improved varieties of barley, potatoes and faba bean while secondary level education has positive and significant effects on the likelihood of adopting improved varieties of barley and wheat. Hence, efforts to increase adoption of improved barley, potatoes and wheat varieties would more likely be successful if accompanied with practical trainings and/or if directed to farmers with relatively higher levels of education. Farmers in Oromia and SNNPR Regions are found to be more likely to use improved varieties of barley, potatoes and wheat than those in Amhara Region.en_US
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dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherEthiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)en_US
dc.rightsCC-BY-NC-4.0en_US
dc.sourceEthiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences;25,(2015) Pagination 29,45en_US
dc.subjectmultiple cropsen_US
dc.subjectimproved varietiesen_US
dc.subjectadoptionen_US
dc.titleA Multivariate Analysis of Factors Affecting Adoption of Improved Varieties of Multiple Crops: A Case Study from Ethiopian Highlandsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.creator.ID-typeORCIDen_US
cg.subject.agrovocanalysisen_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop improvementen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmultivariate analysisen_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 Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Fund for Agricultural Development - IFADen_US
cg.contributor.projectIntegrated Agricultural Production Systems for the poor and vulnerable in Dryland Areas: Nile Valley and Sub-Saharan Africa Regionen_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.countryEGen_US
cg.coverage.countryERen_US
cg.coverage.countryETen_US
cg.coverage.countryKEen_US
cg.coverage.countryYEen_US
cg.coverage.countrySDen_US
cg.contactctizale@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US
mel.project.openhttps://mel.cgiar.org/projects/13en_US


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