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Impact of improved wheat production technology on food status of farm household in two Woredas (Districts) of Ethiopia: A preliminary assessment

By: Workneh Negatu | Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y Trigo (CIMMYT), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) CIMMYT : 1999ISBN: 92-9146-058-3.Subject(s): Ethiopia | Food policies | Production factors | Technology transfer | CIMMYT | Food security | Triticum | Farming systems AGROVOCSummary: A preliminary analysis was done to assess the impact of improved wheat varieties and their recommended fertilizer rate on small farmers' food status. The analysis was based on the primary data collected in 1995 from 192 farmers in two woredas in the central highlands of Ethiopia. The annual production of cereals, pulses and oil seed crops (all field crops) grown by the sample farmers were used to measure the food status of the households. This was done by comparing the total grain food production in calories with the recommended calorie consumption of 243 kg of cereal-equivalent per adult annually. The association of farmers' food status with the adoption of ET -13 wheat variety in Moretna-Jiru woreda and Israel wheat variety in Gimbichu woreda, and the use of their recommended fertiliser rate was analysed employing bivariate statistics. The analysis showed that food status of farm households in Moretna-Jiru was significantly associated with the adoption of -ET -13, while in Gimbichu the association of the adoption of Israel with food status was not significant. In both woredas the users of the recommended fertiliser rate had significantly higher food status than the nonusers.Collection: CIMMYT Publications Collection
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A preliminary analysis was done to assess the impact of improved wheat varieties and their recommended fertilizer rate on small farmers' food status. The analysis was based on the primary data collected in 1995 from 192 farmers in two woredas in the central highlands of Ethiopia. The annual production of cereals, pulses and oil seed crops (all field crops) grown by the sample farmers were used to measure the food status of the households. This was done by comparing the total grain food production in calories with the recommended calorie consumption of 243 kg of cereal-equivalent per adult annually. The association of farmers' food status with the adoption of ET -13 wheat variety in Moretna-Jiru woreda and Israel wheat variety in Gimbichu woreda, and the use of their recommended fertiliser rate was analysed employing bivariate statistics. The analysis showed that food status of farm households in Moretna-Jiru was significantly associated with the adoption of -ET -13, while in Gimbichu the association of the adoption of Israel with food status was not significant. In both woredas the users of the recommended fertiliser rate had significantly higher food status than the nonusers.

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0007|AGRIS 0101|AL-Wheat Program|AL-Economics Program

Jose Juan Caballero

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