Do Gender, Poverty Status and Moisture Stress Affect Wheat Yield? Demonstration Results from Sire, Dodota, Ziway Dugda, and Negele Arsi Districts of Ethiopia

Abdi Etafa


Wheat is an important stable crop in Ethiopia, it is produced in both highland and low land or under high moisture and moisture stress areas of Ethiopia. however, farmers lack of knowledge about appropriate and recommended practice is among bottle neck identified in food insecure and moisture stress areas. This demonstration project is initiated in response to finding appropriate, profitable wheat technology and evaluate improved production practice along farmers practice in moisture stress areas of East Shoa, Arsi and West Arsi zones. It used two improved variety along with local variety. Research recommendation on an area of o.25 for each variety is used. A total of 48 farmers of which 30% Women and 20% NPSNP and 80% famers are used for the experiment. Accordingly, average yield of kingbird is 33.8 quintal while that of Ogolcho is 32.8 quintals. The study result indicates that both men and women either, the poor or non-poor will harvest and achieve better yield if equally technically supported and accessed to technology. Due consideration to appropriate extension advisory service would enhance yield performance of both men and women and poor and non-poor households. It would be great if future, intervention enhanced availability of appropriate technology that addresses women and men interest. Frontline extension and advisory service providers should be considerate of pertinent issues so that both men and women, PSNP and NPSNP would benefit. Further, strengthening stakeholder partnership with research and development partners network and establishing feedback mechanism has of paramount importance. The use of meteorological information would also be important.

Keywords: NPSNP[1], PSNP[2], demonstration, Gender, poor and non-poor, food insecurity

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/56-04

Publication date: November 30th 2020

[1] Non beneficiaries of productive safety net

[2] Productive safety net beneficiaries

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