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Adoption of Improved Lentil Varieties among Smallholder’s farmers in Gimbichu District, East Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia

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Adoption of improved technologies is one of the most promising ways to ensure food security and alleviate poverty in Ethiopia. However, the adoption and dissemination of lentil technology is constrained by various factors. To this end, the aim of this study was to empirically identify the determinants of adoption and intensity of adoption of improved lentil varieties. In this study, two stage sampling procedure was followed to select the sample respondents. First four lentil growing kebeles were randomly selected from 26 lentil producing kebeles. In the second stage: 166 sample respondents were randomly selected based on probability proportional to size for the interview purpose. Semi-structured interview schedule was developed and used for data collection, the study from the sampled households. Both primary and secondary data were used for this study. The collected data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and double hurdle econometric model. The probit model statistics shows that from the total 13 variables, 7 of them show statistically significant difference with the adoption decision at 1%, 5% and 10% level of significance depicted that sex headed household, TLU, family size; cooperative membership, extension service, total land size and education affected the likelihood of adoption of improved lentil varieties positively and significantly. The truncated model results were positively and significantly influenced the intensity of use of improved lentil varieties production in the study show that the level of adoption has significantly active labor force, TLU, family size and access to credit. Finally, the study recommends that, adoption and intensity of use of improved lentil varieties should be given due attention for enhanced by rising farm household asset formation, and providing extension and credit services.
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58-74
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  • Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Bishotu, P.O. Box: 32, Ethiopia
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