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Economics of Selected Water Control Technologies And Their Successful Use: The Case Of Ethiopia


Using A Production Function, Marginal Productivity Of Farm Inputs And Benefit-Cost Analysis, We Explore The Economics Of Selected Water Storage Technologies. From The Production Function, All Farm Inputs, Including Irrigation Water Is Found To Have A Significant And Positive Effect On Yield. Marginal Value Products Of Farm Inputs Are Found To Be Positive But Their Magnitudes Differ By Type Of Storage Structures, Crop Type, Agro-Ecology And Regions. The Financial Returns Of All Water Storage Structures, Measured In Net Present Values, Are Feasible. There Is A Favorable Precondition For Sustainable Adoption Of These Storages Technologies. The Level Of Education, The Ratio Of Irrigated Land Allocated To Irrigate Annuals And Perennials, Access To Markets And Off-Farm Income Are Found To Have Significant Effect On Successful Use Of These Storage Structures

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Getnet Alemu & Worku Gebeyehu (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
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Production Function

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Instrumental Variables Regression
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330.963 PRO 2012
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
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Publication date: 
2013-06-27 23:12:00
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2013-02-27 15:43:19
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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