Research Article of American Journal of Design
The Effect of Farmers Education on Farm Productivity: Evidence from Small- Scale Maize Producing Farmers in North Bench District, Bench Maji Zone
Habtamu Solomon Korgitet
Lecturer in Mizan-Tepi University, Department of Economics
The objective of this study is to examine the effect of farmer education on farm productivity. Cross-sectional data has been collected from 200 maize producing farmers. Descriptive statistics and Cobb-Douglas production function model was used. The main finding of the study is higher education contributes to high productivity. Thus, formal schooling opens the mind of farmers in adoption of new farm technology, non- formal education propose farmer to better method of farming ,and informal education maintain the farmer on changing ideas each other. Therefore, to increase their productivity the farmers should be required skills and knowledge in modern farming and be able to know the use of modern farm inputs.
Keywords: Cobb- Douglas production function model, Education, productivity
How to cite this article:
Habtamu Solomon Korgitet.The Effect of Farmers Education on Farm Productivity: Evidence from Small- Scale Maize Producing Farmers in North Bench District, Bench Maji Zone. American Journal of Design, 2019; 1:4.
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