Does Adoption of Quncho Tef Increases Farmers’ Crops Income? Evidence from Small Holder Farmers in Wayu Tuqa District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Debelo Duressa Awesa


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of adoption of Quncho tef on crops income in the case of Wayu Tuqa District. The primary sources of data were obtained from sample farmers and the secondary data from different sources were used. The methodology of this study was case study due to the research was conducted to study social group in the community. Both Probability and purposive sampling technique were employed to conduct the study, stratified random sampling procedure was employed for the selection of sample kebele and random sampling was used to select 355 sample households from which 125 were adopters. For data analysis, descriptive statistics and logit model were used to state the influence of variables and also propensity score matching was employed for analysis of the income impact of the adoption decision of Quncho tef. Result shows that distance from household residence to market center was found to affect negatively and significantly, age of the households of the sample survey, family labor in-terms of man equivalent and participation of farmers in agricultural trainings were found to affect adoption negatively and significantly while farmers owning the oxen was found to be negatively significant. Also education level of the respondents, livestock holding in-terms of tropical livestock unit, farmer’s ability of meeting the family food consumption, frequency of extension contact and crops net income of the households were found to affect adoption of Quncho tef positively and significantly. The Propensity score matching result revealed that the crops net income of the farmers who were adopter of Quncho tef was much greater than non adopters with about 11,790.59 Ethiopian Birr.

Keywords: Technology, Wayu Tuqa, propensity score matching, Impact.

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