Prospects and Challenges of Agricultural Mechanization in Oromia Regional State-Ethiopia, Policy Perspectives
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 118-127
Received: Aug. 11, 2016; Accepted: Aug. 25, 2016; Published: Sep. 12, 2016
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Tamrat Gebiso Challa, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Asella Agricultural Engineering Research Center, Asella, Ethiopia
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The use of agricultural mechanization technologies is equally important in boosting agricultural outputs as that of other biological technologies. To realize this number of stakeholders was involved in doing research, multiplication, importing, disseminating technologies and other activities of extension service for farmers whether it is in organized manner or not. Considerable numbers of agricultural mechanization technology types were also introduced from research centers, importers (dealers), NGOs, and government bodies. However, adoption status and associated factors were not studied so far. Therefore, this research was initiated to assess adoption status of technologies and factors that affect the use and to draw some implications for policy, research, and development practitioners for further interventions. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to summarize qualitative data and the socio-demographic data of the households and logistic regression model was employed to assess factors that determine adoption. Generally, technology utilization status was found to be very poor and different factors like age, education of households, landholding, family size and technology access were the main contributors for the low utilization. Furthermore, low attention given by government bodies was the most critical factor for mal functionality of different actors/ stakeholders in the area.
Agricultural Mechanization Technologies, Adoption, Logistic Regression Model, National Agricultural Mechanization Strategy, Oromia Regional State
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Tamrat Gebiso Challa, Prospects and Challenges of Agricultural Mechanization in Oromia Regional State-Ethiopia, Policy Perspectives, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 4, No. 5, 2016, pp. 118-127. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20160405.12
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