Adoption and Impact of Rust-resistant Wheat Varieties on Productivity and Household Food Security in Ethiopia

Published Date
November 01, 2016
Type
Book Chapter
Adoption and Impact of Rust-resistant Wheat Varieties on Productivity and Household Food Security in Ethiopia
Authors:
Chilot Yirga
Dawit Alemu, Zewdie Bishaw, Minilik Tsega, Abebe Atilaw

The chapter presents the adoption and diffusion of rust resistance varieties in terms of area with simultaneous reduction in the number of farmers and area under rust susceptible wheat varieties. Furthermore, factors influencing the adoption of disease resistant wheat varieties are examined, and the impacts of these technologies on wheat productivity, production, and household food security are shown. In addition, the study examined the mix and effectiveness of institutional innovations promoted in terms of variety releases, seed multiplication and delivery system.

Citation:
Chilot Yirga, Dawit Alemu, Zewdie Bishaw, Minilik Tsega, Abebe Atilaw. (1/11/2016). Adoption and Impact of Rust-resistant Wheat Varieties on Productivity and Household Food Security in Ethiopia, in "Containing the Menace of Wheat Rusts: Institutional Interventions and Impacts". Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR).
Keywords:
impact
agricultural technology
policies and institutions
livelihoods
food security