International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Part A
Review on factors affecting adoption of improved maize seed technology in Ethiopia
Maize is a multipurpose cereal crop that provides food for human, feed for animals and raw material for the industries. In terms of production and yield maize is the most important crop in the country. But it is generally constrained by low productivity and lack of productivity due to inputs such as high yielding variety seeds and fertilizers poor extension services, shortage of traction power and declining fertility of farmlands. To solve these problems large numbers of technologies have been generated. However, the adoption of these technologies by small holder farmer is limited. This problem seems from different factors.
Among these factors education level, extension service, credit access, distance from market, availability of improved maize seed, house hold size, off-farm income, farm size and farm This seminar has been done to review the factors affecting adoption of improved maize seed technology in Ethiopia. The objective of this seminar is to review the factors affecting adoption of improved maize seed technology and farmers’ productivity in Ethiopia and to distribute improved maize seed for the society.