E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development
E3 Journal of Agricultural Research and Development Vol. 6 (2) pp. 030-033, August 2016; © E3 Journals; ISSN 2276-9897
Determinants of the utilization of agricultural inputs and transfer of agricultural technologies. A review of literature on agricultural extension modelDereje Derso1 * , Edo Elemo1 , Yenesaw Sawnet1
1 Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, School of Agriculture, Madda Walabu University. Bale Robe, Ethiopia
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted 30 June 2016
The agricultural production system in Ethiopia is highly dominated by traditional farming and the application of modern agricultural inputs has been extremely limited. As a result, yields of various crops are very low. The country severely suffers from the inability to feed them and to depend on food imports and food aid. FarmersÎ„ continuous use of low yielding varieties will make it difficult for the government to achieve maximum agricultural growth. Designing appropriate intervention programs to address the continuing challenges of limited use of improved agricultural inputs requires an adequate understanding of the physical, technological, and cultural and socio- economic constraints associated with improved inputs use. Thus, this paper focused on review of determinant of the utilization of agricultural inputs and technology transfer in Ethiopia. Reviewed literature showed that the extent to which farmers utilize available technology and the speed by which they do so determines the impact of innovations in terms of productivity growth.
Keywords: Agriculture, Inputs, Technology[Download Article - PDF]