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Determinants of the Adoption of Small-Scale Irrigation Technology and Its Impact on Household Food Security in Ethiopia: A Review

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Agricultural technology is among the most impactful areas of modern technology; it plays a key role in enhancing agricultural yield, reducing poverty, and improving national food security. Agricultural production in Ethiopia is primarily rain-fed and depends on erratic and insufficient rainfall. Moreover, the adoption of small-scale irrigation and its impact on household food security, which can be used as a major policy issue, have not been well reviewed. Therefore, this review paper aims to review the determinants of the adoption of small-scale irrigation and its impact on household food security in Ethiopia. The review indicated that education level, household size, off-farm job participation, farmland size, information access, livestock owners, access to credit, access to water, and extension contact were important variables that positively and significantly influenced the adoption of small-scale irrigation. The adoption of irrigation and other agricultural water management practices has a significant impact on household food security. Since the adoption of small-scale irrigation practices has a significant impact on household food security, actions should be taken by farmers, extension agents, stakeholders, and generally by the Ethiopian government and non-government to make a huge improvement in small-scale irrigation agriculture in the country.

DOI 10.11648/j.ijaas.20230906.13
Published in International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences ( Volume 9, Issue 6, November 2023 )
Page(s) 191-195
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Keywords

Adoption, Agriculture, Food Security, Impact, Small-Scale, Irrigation

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  • Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness management, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia

  • Department of Postharvest Management, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma, Ethiopia

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