Impact of Improved Groundnut Variety Adoption on Groundnut Productivity of Smallholder Farmers in North Western Ethiopia

Welay Tesfay


The main objective of this study was to investigate the impact of improved groundnut varieties adoption on groundnut productivity of smallholder farmers in North Western Ethiopia. The study applied descriptive statistics and propensity score matching methods (PSM) to describe demographic, socioeconomic and institutional characteristics and to measure the  impact of groundnut productivity increment at smallholder farmers’ level respectively. Total 137 groundnut producers were taken using systematic and random sampling methods. The result of descriptive statistics showed that the adoption rate of improved groundnut by varieties were 41.61% and Babile_1 is more adopted one in the study area. The PSM result revealed that adoption of improved groundnut variety showed statistically significance and positive effect on groundnut productivity which brought 38.55%  of increment in groundnut productivity. This research suggests that adoption of improved agricultural technologies are a means of poverty reduction as well as ensuring economic welfare of smallholder farmers. Therefore, Go, NGO, policy maker and planners should be focused on the expanding and addressing of these improved agricultural technologies over all the part of country.

Keywords: Adoption, impact, improved groundnut variety, groundnut productivity and  PSM

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/13-1-04

Publication date: January 31st 2023

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