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Title: DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CORRELATES OF AGRICULTURAL INCOME IN SIBU-SIRE DISTRICT, EAST WELLEGA OF OROMIA, ETHIOPIA
Authors: DANIEL EBBA
Advisors: DR. TEREFE DEGEFA
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 15-Oct-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: ABSTRACT The main objective of this study was to examine the demographic and socio economic correlates of agricultural income in Sibu Sire district, East Wellega Zone. The basic data for the study was obtained from randomly selected households on the basis of survey questionnaire, FGDs and Key informant’s using checklists and guidelines. Various descriptive statistics like percentages, means, and coefficient of variations were employed to analyze the data. The findings show that demographic variables like age, marital status, and household size have a direct impact on income generated from agricultural productions. In this case married respondents have more income than the other forms of marital status. Concerning age of the respondents, older age groups have more income than the younger age groups. From socio-economic correlates farm size and farm inputs (like fertilizer, pesticide and improved seed) have direct relation with the amount of income generated from agricultural productions. On the basis of the findings of the study, the following key recommendations are forwarded: • Attempts being made at present to increase agricultural productivity have to be strengthened and encouraged. • Measures should be taken to efficiently utilize human resources in order to improve agricultural income. • Special attention should also be given for the stability of marriage. • Proper attention should be given for how to use and manage farm lands because a given household head on average in Ethiopia has nearly half a hectare. • The emphasis given for the provision and dissemination of modern farm inputs like fertilizer, pesticide and selected seed by the governments and other stakeholders should be strengthen.
Description: IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1426
Appears in:ILS Proceedings - The 19th Annual Conference

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