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Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.) Production Among Smallholder Farmers in Damot Gale and Humbo Woredas of Southern Ethiopia

Version 1 : Received: 5 June 2018 / Approved: 6 June 2018 / Online: 6 June 2018 (11:28:32 CEST)

How to cite: Bassa, B. Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.) Production Among Smallholder Farmers in Damot Gale and Humbo Woredas of Southern Ethiopia. Preprints 2018, 2018060085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0085.v1). Bassa, B. Chickpea (Cicer Arietinum L.) Production Among Smallholder Farmers in Damot Gale and Humbo Woredas of Southern Ethiopia. Preprints 2018, 2018060085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201806.0085.v1).

Abstract

This research was aimed to study the chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) production among smallholder farmers in Damot Gale and Humbo Woredas. A multi-stage sampling technique was used in order to determine the sample respondents. By using simple random sampling techniques four sample Kebeles were selected. Cross sectional data were collected from 182 farmer households who were chickpea producers in 2016 production season. Primary data were collected from sample households using structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and econometric model were employed to analyze the data. To identify the production function of chickpea crops Cobbe-Douglas production function was employed. The study suggest interventions such as intensification strategies which increase yields through proper management and use of inputs, rural infrastructure improvement increases the likelihood of production of chickpea.

Subject Areas

chickpea; production function; household; south ethiopia

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