On Farm Validation of Technology Packages for Supporting Durum Wheat Extension Package Formulation in Ethiopia
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages: 57-66
Received: Mar. 17, 2020; Accepted: Apr. 20, 2020; Published: Jun. 8, 2020
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Wasihun Legesse, Ethiopian Institutes of Agricultural Research, Debre-Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Department of Crop Science Research-Durum Wheat-Projec, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Aklilu Nigussie, Ethiopian Institutes of Agricultural Research, Debre-Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Department of Agricultural Economics Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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This study aims at assessing three different packages for their benefits to the farmer’s extension intervention, based on the economic benefit to maximize profit gains. The comparisons of average differences in the on farm economic performance of the packages applied are compared to each other with cost and benefits using variable cost for production season of durum wheat producers. The result of one year on farm cost of production for the three packages varies accordingly; the total variable cost (TVC) per h-1 was found 14,645.25, 16,888.50 and 14,645.25 Ethiopian Birr for extension, ATA and farmer packages while the grain yield was found 3830, 4010 and 3130 Kg respectively. The net revenue gains from grain yield and straw was found 53,498 Birr from extension package; 54,600 Birr from ATA package and 41,126 Birr from farmer practiced trials. From the h-1 on farm trials with the recommended packages durum production was found profitable the net profit was found all attractive as the cost incurred didn’t outweigh the benefits gain. The price of grain yield at the present market prices was 17.00 Birr per Kg; while the straw price per Kg was found 3.75 Birr; on the other side seed price per Kg was 17 Birr. The break-even price for extension, ATA, and farmer practice packages varies as they had difference TVC, grain yield and TRV.
Yield, TVC, Break-even Price, Break-even Yield, MRR
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Wasihun Legesse, Aklilu Nigussie, On Farm Validation of Technology Packages for Supporting Durum Wheat Extension Package Formulation in Ethiopia, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 8, No. 3, 2020, pp. 57-66. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20200803.12
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