Factors Affecting Adoption Of Wheat Row Planting Among Small Holder Farmers: A Case study on Wegera District, North Gondar Zone.
This paper tried to examine the factors affecting adoption of wheat raw planting in Wegera Woreda,
Amhara Region. To achieve objective to assess the factors affecting the adoption of wheat row
planting practice and to analyze the constraint of adopting row planting technology in the district.
Both primary and secondary data were collected from different sources to identify important variable
that affect adoption of wheat row planting. In this study, a multi stage sampling technique that involve
combination of both purposive and random sampling techniques were applied to select representative
sample of smallholder farmers.The total 117 households were selected for the study for the interview
purpose. Descriptive statistics like frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviations and
inferential statistics such as t-test and χ2-test are employed to see mean difference between both
adoption categories. Accordingly, the result of the descriptive statistics shows that, from the total
fifteen variables seven of them show statistically significant difference with the adoption decision at
1% and 5% level of significance. On the other hand, binary logistic regression model was employed
to identify the determinants of adoption of wheat raw planting in the study area. Binary logistic
regression model result showed that, seven variables namely; distance to development center,
educated family member, education level of household head, access to extension service, farm size,
training participation, ownership of radio were found statistically significant in the adoption of wheat
raw planting at 1%, 5% and 10% level of significance. Therefore, the study concludes that, adoption
of wheat raw planting will be sustained through paying attention and moving along with those
variables influencing adoption significantly.