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Does Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors Affect Adoption of Agricultural New Technologies in Ethiopia: Evidence from Review

Birhanu Melesse* 
University of Gondar, Ethiopia 

Citation: Melesse B (2020) Does Demographic and Socio-Economic Factors Affect Adoption of Agricultural New Technologies in Ethiopia: Evidence from Review. SciTech BioTech-Food Sciences 2020. Thailand

Received: February 11, 2020         Accepted: February 22, 2020         Published: February 22, 2020

Abstract

This paper specifically aims to review on factors affecting adoption of Agricultural new Technologies in Ethiopia. The objective of this review was to assess the factors affecting adoption of agricultural new technologies. Agriculture is essential for inclusive development because it produces food as well as economic wealth for many of the world's people. For Sub Saharan Africa, growth generated by agriculture is eleven times more effective in reducing poverty than GDP growth in any other sectors. In Ethiopia, improved agricultural technology has been stressed in key planning documents as an important means for achieving reductions in hunger and poverty over the past two decades, have included several new technologies. Nevertheless, the efforts made over the past years, the adoption of new agricultural technologies has not been a wide-spread provision and adoption of these technologies in Ethiopia. The reviewer used secondary sources of data reviewing a variety of documents and the data were collected from records, articles, journals and original research papers. The variables significantly affect the adoption of agricultural new technologies by farmers are age, education level, family size, farm size, extension service provision and credit access. To solve problems of inadequate use of production technologies, decision makers have pursued a range of policies and strategies to boost agricultural production and productivity.
 
Keywords: Adoption, Agriculture, New technologies