Dairy Technology Impacts On Livehoods Of Dairy Producers In Central Ethiopia
AbstractA survey was conducted in 2012 to assess the impact of dairy technologies on the livelihood of dairying households in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts of central Ethiopia. A total of 108 dairy farms were interviewed using structured questionnaire. Dairying has significant contribution as a sustainable source of income to the dairy producing households. It contributed about 62% and 66% of the total monthly income in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts, respectively. Dairying was the first income source for about 80% and 62% of the dairy producing households in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts, respectively. On the other hand, 92.9 % and 88.9 % of the respondents in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts respectively explained that dairy technology adoption has significantly increased their household income. About 56% and 32% of households in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts were found to save money from dairying in a traditional form of saving. Adoption of dairy technologies has also an impact on the consumption of milk and milk products as all family members in about 77.5% and 87.1% of households in Adaâ€™a and Lume districts, respectively could consume more milk.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Niğde University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in its journal International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (IJFAEC).
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Agribusiness; Agricultural and Food Policy; Community/Rural/Urban Development; Production Economics; dairying; households; income; milk;
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