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Gender differentials in adoption of improved wheat varieties in Ada, Lume, and Gimbihu Woredas of the Central Highlands of Ethiopia

By: Tiruneh, A | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
Contributor(s): Mwangi, W.M [coaut.] | Teklu Tesfaye [coaut.] | Verkuijl, H [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) CIMMYT : 1999Description: p. 31-38.ISBN: 92-9146-058-3.Subject(s): Data collection | Ethiopia | Innovation adoption | Social indicators | Technology transfer | Varieties | CIMMYT | Triticum | Plant breeding AGROVOCSummary: In 1996/97 a survey of 180 farmers (99 male farmers and 81 female farmers) was undertaken in Ada, Lume and Gimbichu woredas of the central highlands of Ethiopia to determine gender differentials in adoption of improved wheat varieties. The evidence derived from this study shows that the adoption of improved wheat varieties was low. However, the proportion of male-headed households (30%) that adopted improved wheat varieties was significantly higher than fema1e-headed (de jure) households (14%). In male-headed households, farm size and extension contact, significant1y influenced the adoption of improved wheat varieties. In female-headed households, farm size and ownership of a radio had positive and significant effects on the probability of adopting improved wheat varieties.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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In 1996/97 a survey of 180 farmers (99 male farmers and 81 female farmers) was undertaken in Ada, Lume and Gimbichu woredas of the central highlands of Ethiopia to determine gender differentials in adoption of improved wheat varieties. The evidence derived from this study shows that the adoption of improved wheat varieties was low. However, the proportion of male-headed households (30%) that adopted improved wheat varieties was significantly higher than fema1e-headed (de jure) households (14%). In male-headed households, farm size and extension contact, significant1y influenced the adoption of improved wheat varieties. In female-headed households, farm size and ownership of a radio had positive and significant effects on the probability of adopting improved wheat varieties.

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0006|AGRIS 0101|R99-00CIMPU|AL-Wheat Program|SEP archives 2

Jose Juan Caballero

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