Socioeconomics Characteristics Of Common Bean Variety Adoption And Seed Quality Survey In Southern Region, Ethiopia
Getahun Degu, Fitsum Alemayehu, Shiferaw Mekonen, Daniel Abachew
Index terms: Adoption rate, impact, price sensitivity, seed system, and seed quality.
Abstract: This survey provides primary information on the current status of bean seed systems with the objective of assessing haricot bean varieties adopted in the study area and the informal seed systems maintaining seed quality for participating and non-participating farmers and their adoption rate of improved bean varieties is more than 90% with the approach of using partner NGOs and this has significantly increase their production and productivity to improve their livelihood.
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