This study investigates the impact of improved maize varieties and inorganic fertilizer on productivity and consumption expenditure of smallholder farmers in Eastern Ethiopia. The study uses primary data of maize farmers and a multinomial endogenous switching regression model to account for selection bias. The findings show that combining the two technologies boosts maize yield and consumption expenditure significantly than adopting the technologies in isolation. As a result, policies targeted at improving farm household welfare and productivity should promote the adoption of a combination of agricultural technologies rather than a single technology.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Agriculture and Food Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2022|
- d13 - Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation
- o13 - "Economic Development: Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products"
- q10 - Agriculture: General
- q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
- q16 - "Agricultural R&D; Agricultural Technology; Biofuels; Agricultural Extension Services"
- Improved seed
- Inorganic fertilizer
- Selection bias
- SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES
- FOOD SECURITY
- SOIL FERTILITY