comparative analysis of direct hybrid maize seed marketing and conventional seed distribution system in Eastern Wellega Zone: The case of Sibu Sire and Gobu Seyo Woredas

comparative analysis of direct hybrid maize seed marketing and conventional seed distribution system in Eastern Wellega Zone: The case of Sibu Sire and Gobu Seyo Woredas

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Title: comparative analysis of direct hybrid maize seed marketing and conventional seed distribution system in Eastern Wellega Zone: The case of Sibu Sire and Gobu Seyo Woredas
Author: Arfassa, Kiross; D/r Mengistu, Ketama
Abstract: Ethiopia is devoting towards fast development stage including agricultural sector to eradicate poverty, to accelerate growth in national economy. For agricultural sector development, seed is a fundamental and basic element to improve production and productivity using other complementary inputs and innovative systems. In this regard effective seed delivery and market oriented seed system needs considerable attention. Towards that direct seed marketing was designed parallel to conventional seed distribution as an alternative seed marketing and implemented in Sibu Sire Woreda with the joint effort of Ethiopia government and collaborative work of Integrated Seed Sector Development program. This study was conducted objectively to compare the performance of conventional seed distribution and direct hybrid maize seed marketing system and to identify factors affecting the quantity of hybrid maize seed purchased by farmers. Both primary and secondary data were collected. Primary data were collected from 140 randomly selected respondent farmers in the 2012/13 production season. Descriptive statistics and OLS regression model were used for data analysis. The result indicated that quantity of fertilizer used, livestock owned, land size, cost of seed, family size, educational level, annual income, and frequency of extension contact significantly affecting quantity of seed purchased by farmers. In terms of performance, direct seed marketing is more efficient than conventional seed distribution. DSMS is assuring farmers’ satisfaction in supplying required varieties, in quantity, quality, place, and time with accountability and traceability. The study revealed the betterment of direct seed marketing compared to the conventional system in terms of benefiting of farmers in saving resources and reducing load of work from the woreda experts. Thus, it is necessary to incorporate direct seed marketing program in to Ethiopia seed system by taking in to consideration the socio-economic characteristics of the country
Description: 96p.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2920
Date: 2015-03


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