The Nexus between Access to Agricultural Extension Services and Adoption of Sustainable Soil Conservation Practices in Limu Districts, Oromia, Ethiopia

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Gemechu Mulatu Kerorsa 


Provision of agricultural extension service is the primary mechanism that increases smallholder farmer’s adoption of sustainable soil conservation practices. This study was, therefore, attempted to examine the nexus between access to agricultural extension services and the adoption of sustainable soil conservation practices in western oromia in the case Limu districts. Data was collected from both primary and secondary data sources. Primary data was collected using a structured questionnaire collected from 771 sample respondents. Descriptive, inferential, and seemingly unrelated bivariate probit regressions (SUBPR) were used for data analysis. The results of the SUBPR indicated that sex of household head, educational attainment of household head, credit, access to information and income were among the common underlying factors affecting access to agricultural extension services and adoption of sustainable soil conservation practices in Limu districts. Therefore, government should strengthen rural credit institutions, dissemination of information, and infrastructural development issues were some of the areas that should be considered.





Agricultural Extension, Soil Conservation, seemingly unrelated bivariate probit, Ethiopia


Published: 2023-09-07 10:55

Last Updated: 2023-09-07 17:55


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