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Adoption of improved groundnut seed and its impact on rural households’ welfare in Eastern Ethiopia

Musa H. Ahmed, Hiwot M. Mesfin, Seltene Abady, Wendmagegn Mesfin and Amare Kebede
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Ahmed Musa Hasen

Cogent Economics & Finance, 2016, vol. 4, issue 1, 1268747

Abstract: This study has evaluated the impact of adoption of improved groundnut seed on the well-being of the farmers of Eastern Ethiopia using a cross-sectional data collected from 301 sample households. To address this objective, both descriptive and econometric analysis methods were employed. In the econometric analysis, Propensity Score Matching was used to measure the impact of adoption of improved groundnut seeds on well-being measured as expenditure per adult equivalent. The results of the study have indicated that adoption of improved groundnut seeds has a positive and significant impact on the welfare of the farmers. Therefore, socioeconomic variables should be addressed to improve the adoption of improved groundnut seeds, which in turn increases the welfare of groundnut producing farmers.

Date: 2016
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DOI: 10.1080/23322039.2016.1268747

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