Econometric Investigation Of Farm Households’ Access To Agricultural Information: The Case Of Maize Farmers In Dale Woreda

Research Article
Agricultural information, maize, off farm income

This paper is thus intended to analyze the determinants of farmers’ access to agricultural information with especial reference to maize farms in Yirgalem (Dale) woreda The main objective of this paper is to assess maize farmers’ access to relevant agricultural information, and to identify the determinants of intensity of access to agricultural information in Dale woreda The result of the study indicated that, there are statistically significant differences in access to agricultural information between male headed household and female headed households in favor of male. Male headed households are observed to benefit from different extension services. This disparity is attributable to the age old problem that binds females to stick to household chores. Due to many socio-cultural values taboos and norms, males have freedom of mobility and participation in different meetings. Evidence in the literature and also from the study indicated that female-headed households have less access to agricultural information and improved Technologies credit, land, and extension services