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

This is a Preprint and has not been peer reviewed. This is version 1 of this Preprint.

Add a Comment

You must log in to post a comment.


Comments

There are no comments or no comments have been made public for this article.

Downloads

Download Preprint

Supplementary Files
Authors

Gemechu Mulatu Kerorsa 

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/X5Q09B

Subjects

Agriculture

Keywords

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

Dates

Published: 2023-09-07 10:55

Last Updated: 2023-09-07 17:55

License

CC BY Attribution 4.0 International

Additional Metadata

Data Availability (Reason not available):
ideclare that there is no competing interests

Conflict of interest statement:
No potential conflict of interest