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dc.contributorYirga, Chiloten_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.identifier.citationYigezu Yigezu, Chilot Yirga, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (14/8/2015). Modeling Farmers’ Adoption Decisions of Multiple Crop Technologies: The Case of Barley and Potatoes in Ethiopia. Milan, Italy.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues and provides empirical evidence that adoption decisions on multiple technologies involve a series of three sequential sub-decisions. Using a multivariate tobit and multivariate probit models and a nationally representative data from Ethiopian highlands, we find that decisions on the area shares of barley and potatoes in total farm size and the plot/field-level decision on the adoption of improved varieties of the two crops are independent. The farm-level decisions on the adoption of improved varieties of the two crops however exhibit strong simultaneity. A striking result from this analysis is that, the number of extension visits affects neither crop choice nor variety adoption decisions which, along with the relatively high density of extension agents in Ethiopia, shows the poor performance of the extension system. Targeting farmers dedicating higher proportion of their lands to the particular crop and introducing other models of extension could increase technology adoption.en_US
dc.publisherUniversità degli Studi di Milano (University of Milan)en_US
dc.source29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists;en_US
dc.subjectmultiple technologiesen_US
dc.subjectmultivariate tobiten_US
dc.subjectmultivariate probiten_US
dc.titleModeling Farmers’ Adoption Decisions of Multiple Crop Technologies: The Case of Barley and Potatoes in Ethiopiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerEthiopian Institute of Agricultural Research - EIARen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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