Effect Of Farm Irrigation On Rural Household’s Income In West Wollega Zone: A Cross Sectional Approach From Kiremu Woreda
Volume 5 - Issue 3, March 2022 Edition
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Tamiru Gabusho Ayana
Irrigation, Income, Heckman model, West, Hararghe
This study was conducted on effect of farm irrigation on rural households’ income in Boke and burka Dhintu, and Habro woreda, West Hararghe zone, Ethiopia using cross sectional approach to investigated effect of farm irrigation on rural households’ income in study area. Three stage sampling procedure was adopted for selection of sample respondents. Descriptive statistics and Heckman’s two-stage estimation were used to evaluation. The analysis revealed out of the total thirteen explanatory variables, nine variables of which were continuous and the fives dummies, found to be significant like distance from household’s farm to the nearest market center education level of household, distance from residence to water source, access to extension service, livestock in tropical livestock unit, access to information, availability of family labor force, access to credit, and gender of household head. Finally, descriptive and econometric results show, improving rural households to extension service and livestock sector, are recommended to enhance participation in small-scale irrigation thereby improve small rural farm household’s total annual income.
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