International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Adoption monitoring study of sustainable intensification agricultural technologies in southern Ethiopia
Muluken Philipos, Guta Bukero and Hassen Nurhusain
Conducting adoption monitoring study of SIMLESA technologies used by farmers in the intervention areas used as a framework to identify the strength and weaknesses of the current systems and led to recommendations to improve their wider coverage and usage. Structured interviews were used to collect data from a randomly selected one hundred households of Hawassa Zuria, Misrak Badwacho and Meskan Districts the Sidama, Hadiya and Gurage zones of SNNPRs. The data analysis was performed using SPSS. This signifies that the respondents incorporated in this study had a close contact and knowledge of the project in each intervention woredas. Based on this study, majority of the farmers who were aware of maize bean intercropping, Hawassa dume and BH-543 were adopted the technology and in 2013 the number of farmers practicing the technology were increased apart from the previous years. However, the farmers who were aware of maize bean rotation and minimum tillage were adopted the technology and in 2013 the number of farmers practicing the technology were decreased as compared to the previous years. According to table 19 above, among the five SIMLESA technologies, Maize bean intercropping, Minimum tillage, Hawassa dume, BH-543 and Maize bean rotation ranked from first to least as the most liked technologies respectively. The finding of this research revealed that the stakeholders should design the possible way of expanding the best bet technologies the adjacent farming systems and able to validate and refine the technologies and the extension system to come up with wider impact in order to play a critical role in agricultural development.
Muluken Philipos, Guta Bukero, Hassen Nurhusain. Adoption monitoring study of sustainable intensification agricultural technologies in southern Ethiopia. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2018;1(2):47-53.