Ethiopia’s small-holder farmers see rise in crop yields (African News Agency)

The African News Agency summarized IFPRI findings that determined the use of certified seeds, improved farming techniques, and a guaranteed market for the country’s wheat crop saw smallholder Ethiopian farmers’ wheat yields increase an average of 14 percent. Senior Research Fellow Alan de Brauw is quoted saying, “The 14 percent increase in yields is relatively substantial, since farmers were encouraged to simply use existing technologies. This research shows a package intervention…can help simultaneously overcome the multiple adoption constraints small farmers often face, and enhance crop yields.”

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