Pre-Extension Demonstration and Evaluation of Engine Driven Soya Bean Thresher in East Wallaga Zone of Oromia, Ethiopia

Girma Ajama


With the aim of circumventing challenges faced farmers in soya bean threshing operation a demonstration of new soya bean thresher was conducted in Guto Gida and Gida Ayana woredas in a total of four kebeles. The thresher was demonstrated at farmer training center as well as on farmers’ field and evaluated for its performance against existing farmers practices by sixty participating farmers of both sexes who were members of four farmer’s research groups. All valuable data were collected through survey, measurement, count and FGDs and were analyzed in descriptive statistics. From the analysis, demonstrated soya bean thresher observed to have a capacity of about five and half quintals per hour and a threshing efficiency of 85 percent with the safer limit of breakage percent ranges from 2 to 3. This result could support the conclusion that adoption and use of demonstrated machine. Therefore it was recommended that the office of agriculture and natural resource development of the districts to further scaling up the technology to other areas to benefit quite significant number of farmers.

Keywords: DA, Farmers, Demonstration, Soya bean, Soya bean thresher, traditional threshing,

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/61-03

Publication date: January 31st 2022

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