|Title:||Assessing the role of Development partners on agricultural extension delivery: The case of Sasakawa Global 2000 Ethiopia in Gumer woreda|
|???metadata.dc.contributor.*???:||Mulugeta Abebe (PH.D)|
|Keywords:||Agricultural extension delivery;Sasakawa Global 2000 Ethiopia|
|Abstract:||This thesis assesses the role of Sasakawa Global 2000 Ethiopia on agricultural extension delivery in Gumer woreda, SNNP, Ethiopia. The study has been focused on examining achievements and challenges of the implementation of SEADE project implemented by SG 2000 Ethiopia collaborating with stakeholders funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The objective of the study is to evaluate the achievements and challenges of SEADE project to increase productivity of smallholder farmers by strengthen the agricultural extension delivery in Gumer woredas. In doing this, exploratory and explanatory approaches with qualitative and quantitative methods are employed. However, the research has involved more of qualitative than quantitative method. Purposive and random sampling techniques are employed in order to select the study sites within Gumer Wereda and study respondents respectively. To collect the required primary source of data, instruments of data collection which include questionnaire, interview, focus group discussion and practical site observation were used. Secondary source of data to strengthen the primary source of data was also carefully examined. In the study, it is revealed that Regarding research findings, erratic rainfall, low soil fertility, fragmented land of households, lack of education, shortage of capital and high cost of agricultural inputs, limit of credit access constrained the households while participating the SEADE project .Based on the results, the study concluded that SEAD project was valuable and relevant to smallholder farmers’ agricultural activity needs and agricultural productivity of the study area. The major recommendations put forwarded are accelerating the agricultural extension delivery sustainably; capacitating and motivating with attractive incentive of DAs; timely provision of agricultural inputs and subsides; facilitating market linkage both for farm inputs and products by development partners; increasing the number of FTCs; and finally using low cost water harvest irrigation technologies with high yielding varieties and related packages.|
|Description:||A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies of Addis Ababa University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Masters in Public Management and Policy (MPMP) Specialized In Development Management|
|Appears in Collections:||Thesis - Public Adminstration|
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