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The policy that aims at achieving poverty reductionshould consider local-level situation of povertyacross sub-social groups in rural areas. Researchesdealing with adoption of agricultural technologiesfocus on the effect of demographic, socio-economic,agro-ecological and institutional factors whichlimitmany farm households from taking advantage of cropstechnology package in Ethiopia. Understanding thegeographical and social contexts in which povertyoccurs to identify factors in a give society thatinfluences farmers' decisions to adopt improvedtechnologies is indispensable. To this effect, thesubjective judgments of farmers about whatconstitutes well-being in their own communities hasto be given due attention to classify householdsintoworse-off/poor, medium and better-off/rich.Conceptualizing poverty to explore factorsresponsible for farmers' use and non-use of improvedagricultural technologies is therefore crucial tomake extension service accessible to differentsocialgroups and to develop extension package programbasedon the local realities of the farm household.

DAWIT YEKOYESEW is a lecturer in the Department of Sociology of Adama University. He has acquired his BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology;and MA in Sociology from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has interest in applied social researches and development issues both in urban and rural areas of Ethiopia and other developing countries.

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  • PDF | 120 pages
  • VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (June 17, 2011)
  • English
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  • Politics & Social Sciences

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