n Agrekon - Determinants of fertilizer use on maize in Eastern Ethiopia : a weighted endogenous sampling analysis of the extent and intensity of adoption

Volume 45, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1853
  • E-ISSN: 2078-0400
  • Author B. Fufa and R.M. Hassan
  • Source : Agrekon, Volume 45, Issue 1, Mar 2006, p. 38 - 49
  • Accreditation : Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection)
    The International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS)
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Factors influencing the extent and intensity of fertilizer adoption on maize production in Ethiopia were analyzed. A Weighted Endogenous Sampling Maximum Likelihood estimator was used in the specification of a Probit and Tobit fertilizer adoption models. The results have important implications for the formulation of policies and programs targeted to promotion of fertilizer use in small-scale maize production. Those include improved road infrastructure, consideration of weather related crop failure insurance programs, development of drought tolerant cultivars and targeting particular farmer groups.

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