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dc.contributorYigezu, Yigezuen_US
dc.contributorBishaw, Zewdieen_US
dc.creatorTiruneh, Solomonen_US
dc.identifier.citationSolomon Tiruneh, Yigezu Yigezu, Zewdie Bishaw. (31/7/2015). Measuring the effectiveness of extension innovations for out-scaling agricultural technologies. African Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (AJAST), 3 (7), pp. 316-326.en_US
dc.description.abstractLow adoption levels of agricultural technologies undermine the impacts of national and international agricultural research. Using a combination of an ordered logit and Heckman selection models and a case study from an out-scaling program for a barley technology package in Ethiopia, this study provided evidence that a newly introduced farmer-to-farmer extension approach offers a viable option for tackling this development challenge. Model results showed that unlike the conventional approach, the new extension approach was effective in creating better access to seeds of the improved varieties and positively influencing farmers’ perceptions, ultimately leading to favorable adoption decisions. Therefore, the new extension approach proved to be potent in strengthening the extension and seed distribution systems that are often weak links in the research-to-development continuum. The policy implications of these results are that developing world agricultural extension needs to be reoriented more towards enhancing farmer-to-farmer information and seed exchange. Moreover, building the capacity of forerunner farmers for acquiring and processing up-to-date information and knowledge about the improved technologies should be central in developing world extension strategy. By so doing, the desired outcomes in terms of wider adoption and diffusion of improved agricultural technologies could be achieved.en_US
dc.publisherOceanic Journalsen_US
dc.sourceAfrican Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology (AJAST);3,(2015) Pagination 316,326en_US
dc.subjectscaling outen_US
dc.subjectfarmer-to-farmer extensionen_US
dc.subjecttechnology adoptionen_US
dc.titleMeasuring the effectiveness of extension innovations for out-scaling agricultural technologiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idYigezu, Yigezu: 0000-0002-9156-7082en_US
cg.creator.idBishaw, Zewdie: 0000-0003-1763-3712en_US
cg.contributor.centerWater and Land Resource Center - WLRCen_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.regionEastern Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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