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Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, ..,Vol.: 15, Issue.: 1

 

Original Research Article

 

Determinants of Adoption of Improved Highland Forage Type: Evidence from Dendi District, West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

 

 

Mamaru Tesfaye1* and Tadele Melaku2

1Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture Research, HARC, P.O.Box 2003, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

2Institute of Cooperative and Developmental Studies, Ambo University, P.O.Box 49, Ambo, Ethiopia.

 

Abstracts

 

The main objective of this study was to investigate the major determinate factors of improved highland forages types in the study area and data were collected through survey by developing structured questionnaires for the total sampled households including household heads, members, key informants and subject matter specialists. The data were analysed by using simple descriptive stastics analysis mean, Percentage and Standard deviation. To this end, determinate factors of adoption for the improved highland forage type technologies has been outlined and major factors were all the demographic factor which constitute about 72% and it related with the ever increasing of population size at alarming rate which exacerbated the decline of land to labour ratio meaning shortage of land. 74% of the sampled household heads were cannot read and write. Similarly, this was also strongly correlated with low level of technology adoption (improved highland forage).  Other factors of variables in the study were income of family which constitute 4%, educational status which constitute 80%, lack of information which constitute 12%, biophysical status of the land which constitute 66% and intuitional factors were part of the problem and all these are putted according to their order of importance and the overall finding of the study underlined the high importance of institutional support in improving the adoption and utilization of the technologies with their research recommended production package. Therefore, research centres, development agents and other concerned stakeholders should provide on farm extension training to fill knowledge and skill gaps in the adoption of improved Highland forage type.

 

Keywords :

Adoption; livestock; highland forage; Dendi District.

 

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