African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6848

Article in Press

Adoption of Improved Agricultural Technologies among Sesame Farmers in Western and Northwestern Zones of Tigray, Ethiopia

Tewoderos Meleaku, Teklemariam Abadi, Hadush Hagos, Desale Gebretsadik, Yemane Kidane, Abrhaley Tkue, Daniel Desta, Hagos Kidane, Haftu Kelelew, Mehari Asfaw, Tsegay Gebreselassie and Desalegn Emuru

  •  Received: 25 January 2024
  •  Accepted: 15 May 2024
This study examines the tradeoffs while improved agricultural technology are applied in the production of sesame. 202 sesame producers were selected as a sample using multistage simple random methods. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect both qualitative and quantitative data. Further data were analyzed using multivariate probit model and descriptive statistics. The result of the multivariate probit model demonstrates that the household adoption agricultural technologies has been significantly influenced by policy-relevant variables such as educational status, total area under cultivation, extension service index, farmers perception, FTC distance, market distance, and farm distance. The conclusions show that the decision of producers to adopt and utilize improved agricultural packages in sesame production is interdependent. Government officials and other interested parties should take the aforementioned institutional, socioeconomic, and demographic aspects into consideration to encourage the adoption of more advanced agricultural technologies.

Keywords: Adoption, Multivariate probit, Sesame, Tigray