Assess Income Contribution of Adopter and Non- adopter of Crossbred Dairy Cows Managed under Smallholder Farmer in Endamehoni District, Southern Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia

Mebrahtom Bisrat


The study was carried out in Endamehoni District Sothern zone of Tigray region, Ethiopia. Objective of this study was to assess income contribution of adopter and non- adopter of crossbred Dairy cow Managed under smallholder farmers in Endamohoni District. The total sampled numbers of household’s was 180 dairy cow owners, 90 each from adoptor and non- adopter of crossbred Dairy cow owners respectively. The primary data was collected using semi-structured questionnaire and interview. Before conducting formal survey, pre-test was carried out on the sample of respondents undertaken by using interview with households and key informants. Propensity score matching was also employed to show if non-adopters and adopters of crossbred dairy cow have significantly different income. The result shows that the ATT income earned from adopter of crossbred Dairy cow for nearest neighbor, radius and kernel matching method was significant. The result indicated that adopters crossbred dairy cow have earned more income than non-adopters. The average treatment of the treated (ATT) on per capita income for crossbred cow adopters were 12459.98 birr/annum from nearest-neighborhood, 16702.375 birr/annum radius matching method and 10596.369 birr/annum for kernel matching method was earned more income  than non-adopters of cross bred dairy cows respectively. What’s more, stratified matching method indicates that the average income earned from crossbred adopters was 668 birr/annum. In general, these results had shown significant effect on adopting of crossbred dairy cows on smallholder farmers’ income.

Keywords: psm, Logit, adopter, non-adopter, income ,ATT

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