Open Access Journal of Agricultural Research (OAJAR)

ISSN: 2474-8846

Investigation Paper

Determinants of Rust Resistant Wheat Technology Adoption in Misha District, Ethiopia

Authors: Melkamu T*

DOI: 10.23880/oajar-16000327


A study was conducted to analyze factors influencing adoption of rust-resistant improved wheat variety in Misha district, in sourhern Ethiopia. The analysis was based on a household survey data collected from 387 randomly selected households. A binary logistic regression was used to examine factors influencing the adoption of rust-resistant improved wheat variety. The study has found that age and education level of household head, land size, livestock holding, frequency of extension contact, and access to credit services were factors that significantly affected the adoption of rust-resistant improved wheat variety. The deployment of improved varieties is the most important factor in raising agricultural productivity and farm households' access to food security in Ethiopia. Thus, adopting rust-resistant improved wheat technology is one way of improving farmers' wheat production and decreasing yield loss due to currently occurring wheat rust diseases. The findings of this study imply that any development intervention through improved wheat technology should take into account the aforementioned socioeconomic characteristics to enhance the adoption rate of new technology.

Keywords: Household; Logistic Regression; Rust Resistant; Wheat

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