AUC GEOGRAPHICA

AUC GEOGRAPHICA
AUC Geographica (Acta Universitatis Carolinae Geographica) jsou recenzovaným vědeckým časopisem vycházejícím od roku 1966. Seznamují s aktuálními výsledky vědeckého výzkumu v geografických oborech: fyzické geografie a geoekologie, socioekonomické geografie a regionálního rozvoje, kartografie a geoinformatiky, demografie a geodemografie. 

AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 54 No 2 (2019), 168–181

Effect of rural transport infrastructure on the intensification of purchased input use for major food crop production: the case of smallholder farmers in Horro Guduru Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia

Sileshi Tamene, Tebarek Lika Megento

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23361980.2019.15
zveřejněno: 19. 12. 2019

Abstract

This paper examines the effect of rural transport on smallholder farmers’ purchased input use. A random sample of 500 respondents was selected and relevant data was collected. Descriptive, correlation, and regression statistics were used to analyze the data. The multiple linear regression analysis revealed that farmers’ purchased input use was found to be significantly and negatively related to distance to major market, distance to all weather road, distance to farm plot, transport cost, and size of land holding. In contrast, farmers’ purchased input use was found to be significantly and positively related to family size, off farm income, membership in a cooperative, being in Horro district, having animal cart, and access to good road. Further, the results of hierarchical multiple regression showed that approximately 82% of the total variation in purchased input use can be explained by the linear combination of all independent variables. Furthermore, the result showed that rural transport infrastructure-related variables, as a set, contributed 13.3% to the prediction of farmers’ purchased input use over and above the remaining predictors. The results suggest that improving the rural road infrastructure and access to rural transportation services is vital in encouraging farmers’ purchasedinput use.

Klíčová slova: hierarchical regression; Horro Guduru; intensification; purchased input use; rural transport

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Effect of rural transport infrastructure on the intensification of purchased input use for major food crop production: the case of smallholder farmers in Horro Guduru Wollega Zone, Western Ethiopia is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

210 x 297 mm
vychází: 2 x ročně
cena tištěného čísla: 200 Kč
ISSN: 0300-5402
E-ISSN: 2336-1980

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