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Adoption and impact of conservation agriculture in Central Ethiopia

By: Wondwossen Tsegaye.
Contributor(s): Dejene Aredo [coaut.] | Germano Mwabu [coaut.] | Kassie, G.T [coaut.] | Mwangi, W.M [coaut.] | La Rovere, R [coaut.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookAnalytics: Show analyticsPublisher: 2010Description: 19 pages.Subject(s): Adoption | control function | Ethiopia | Impact | Multivariate | probit | Conservation agricultureSummary: This study analyses the factors influencing the adoption of conservation agriculture in two Ethiopian districts and assesses the impacts of conservation agriculture on land and labor productivity. The adoption of the different components of conservation agriculture was analyzed using multivariate probit model and the impacts were estimated using the control function approach to deal with the common problems of endogeneity and heterogeneity. The results show that the initial decision to adopt the different components of conservation agriculture package is influenced by location, family size, access to extension, and formal education. Among the components, herbicide application was found to be significantly and strongly influencing land productivity. Other factors, which influence land productivity are location, sex of head of household head, livestock wealth, and human labor endowment. None of the the components were found to be influencing labor productivity. Given the scarcity of land, the importance of herbicide application should be further investigated for more efficient and sustainable use.Collection: CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection
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This study analyses the factors influencing the adoption of conservation agriculture in two Ethiopian districts and assesses the impacts of conservation agriculture on land and labor productivity. The adoption of the different components of conservation agriculture was analyzed using multivariate probit model and the impacts were estimated using the control function approach to deal with the common problems of endogeneity and heterogeneity. The results show that the initial decision to adopt the different components of conservation agriculture package is influenced by location, family size, access to extension, and formal education. Among the components, herbicide application was found to be significantly and strongly influencing land productivity. Other factors, which influence land productivity are location, sex of head of household head, livestock wealth, and human labor endowment. None of the the components were found to be influencing labor productivity. Given the scarcity of land, the importance of herbicide application should be further investigated for more efficient and sustainable use.

Socioeconomics Program|Global Maize Program

English

Lucia Segura

INT2923|INT1320

CIMMYT Staff Publications Collection

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