Assessing Farmer’s Perception Towards Improved Quncho Teff Variety in Gindeberet District, West Showa Zone, Oromia Region Ethiopia
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2020, Pages: 106-111
Received: Aug. 4, 2020;
Accepted: Aug. 17, 2020;
Published: Aug. 31, 2020
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Dawit Milkias, Department of Agricultural Economics, Ambo Agricultural Research Center, Ambo, EthiPlanning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopiaopia
Gemechu Beri, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tef is among the major cereal crops in the Horn of Africa particularly in Ethiopia where it is number one in terms of land allocated to its cultivation. This crop is the major staple food crop to most of the Ethiopian people living in the highlands which comprise more than 65% of the population. This study was aimed at analyzing farmers’ perception towards improved Quncho teff varieties and constraints faced in producing improved teff variety in Gindeberet district. A descriptive survey design was adopted in which 150 respondents were randomly selected from six Peasant association of the district to collect the required data. The study result revealed that depending on the items developed for this study among the given agreements perception on high yield potential of the variety, increase production and yield, availability of the technology on production and agro-ecological suitability of the variety had showed relatively best performance of the varieties, whereas availability of the improved seed at the right time with its quality and disease resistance of the crop indicates relatively poorest agreement compared to all other characteristics of level of agreements considered. The overall finding revealed that, the government and other stakeholders should invest in farmer training since it enables farmers to understand well technologies and perceive their benefits increasing their probability to adopt agricultural technologies and provide adequate extension services and solve un availability of improved seed at the right time, high prices of inputs particularly improved seeds, pesticides and fertilizers in the district.
Assessing Farmer’s Perception Towards Improved Quncho Teff Variety in Gindeberet District, West Showa Zone, Oromia Region Ethiopia, Journal of Plant Sciences.
Vol. 8, No. 5,
2020, pp. 106-111.
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