Factors determining fertilizer adoption of the peasant farm sector in Northern Ethiopia, Tigray region
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- Master's theses (HH) 
In this paper, the researcher has investigated the determinants of the likelihood of fertilizer adoption and the intensity of fertilizer use in Tigray region, Ethiopia. A panel data set which consists of a sample of 307 households and 614 observations was used in the analysis. The random effect Panel probit and panel tobit models were employed to examine factors that determine the probability of fertilizer adoption and the intensity of fertilizer use, respectively. The likelihood of fertilizer adoption were mostly explained by the head of the household’s education status, labor endowment, farm size, the number of plots that the farmer used, the distance to plots from homesteads, oxen ownership and the distance to market from residence. On the other hand, the intensity of the input use were largely explained by the household head’s education status, farm size, manure use, the number of plots the farmer used, the distance to plots from homesteads, and oxen ownership. Geographical locations of households which were supposed to grip geographic, economic, social, political and other related factors differences also significantly affected both the likelihood of adoption and the intensity of the input use. While time had its own significant impact in determining the intensity of the input use, it had less effect on the likelihood of fertilizer adoption in the region.