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Article Number - 5FD270566920


Vol.10(1), pp. 22-27 , January 2018
DOI: 10.5897/JDAE2017.0868
ISSN: 2006-9774



Full Length Research Paper

Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia



Agidew Abebe
  • Agidew Abebe
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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Amanuel Shewa
  • Amanuel Shewa
  • Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, College of Agricultural Science, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia.
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 Received: 21 August 2017  Accepted: 13 October 2017  Published: 31 January 2018

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This study aims to analyze effects of adoption of motorized water pump on household farm income of smallholder farmers in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria Woreda. The total sample size (n=196) was purposively selected from two Woredas and five Kebeles. Descriptive analysis, inferential analysis and Heckman two-stage mode were employed for data analysis. The ordinary least squares (OLS) model result revealed that among the 12 explanatory variables included in the model, four had significant effect on the household annual gross farm income. A unit increase in irrigated land of a household increases annual gross farm income of the households by Birr 6620.9 at 5% significance level. Adoption of motorized water pump has a positive effect on household annual gross farm income. The annual gross farm income of adopter households was higher by Birr 18555.35 than non-adopter households. Market distance and market information is found to influence income and hence well-being, significantly. The results indicated that a 1 km increase in distance of commodity supply market decreases annual gross farm income of farm households by Birr 3992.8 at 1% significance level. Male household heads had obtained significantly higher income compared to female household heads.

 

Key words: Water pump, farm income, T-test, Chi-square, ordinary least squares (OLS), Heckman two-stage.

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APA Abebe, A., & Shewa, A. (2018). Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 10(1), 22-27.
Chicago Agidew Abebe and Amanuel Shewa. "Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 10, no. 1 (2018): 22-27.
MLA Agidew Abebe and Amanuel Shewa. "Contribution of adoption of motorized water pump on the household farm income of smallholder farmers: Evidence from Lake Abaya and Chamo Basins of Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia." Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 10.1 (2018): 22-27.
   
DOI 10.5897/JDAE2017.0868
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JDAE/article-abstract/5FD270566920

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