A Thesis Submitted to the Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, School of Graduate Studies HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURE (RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION)
By Mulugeta Arega
January, 2009 Haramaya University
School of Graduate Studies Haramaya University
As Thesis Research advisor, we here by certify that we have read and evaluated this thesis prepared, under our guidance, by Mulugeta Arega, entitled Determinants of Intensity of Adoption of Old Coffee Stumping Technology in Dale Wereda, SNPPRS, Ethiopia. We recommend that it can be submitted as fulfillment of the Thesis requirement.
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As member of the Board of Examiners of the MSc Thesis Open Defense Examination, We certify that we have read, evaluated the Thesis prepared by Mulugeta Arega and examined the candidate. We recommended that the Thesis is accepted as fulfilling the Thesis requirement for the Degree of Master of Science in Agriculture (Rural Development and Agricultural Extension). ______________________ Chairperson _________________ Signature _______________ Date
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I dedicated to my wife, Woinshet Berhanu, my son and daughter, Amanuel, and Tsega Mulugeta for their Love and dedicated partnership effort especially for their prayer in my academic success and life.
STATEMENT OF AUTHOR
First, I declare that this thesis is the result of my own work and that all sources or materials used for this thesis have been duly acknowledged. This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for an advanced M.Sc. degree at Haramaya University and to be made available at the University’s Library under the rules of the Library. I confidently declare that this thesis has not been submitted to any other institutions anywhere for the award of any academic degree, diploma, or certificate. Brief quotations from this thesis are allowable without special permission, provided that accurate acknowledgement of source is made. Requests for permission for extended quotation from or reproduction of this manuscript in whole or in part may be granted by Dean of the School of Graduate Studies when in his or her judgment the proposed use of the material is in the interests of scholarship. In all other instances, however, permission must be obtained from the author.
Name: Mulugeta Arega
Place: Haramaya University Date of Submission: December, 2008
Mulugeta Arega Lidetie was born in Dessie town, in South Wollo zone of the Amhara region on March, in 1961. He attended his elementary and junior education in Dessie and Wogeltenna Junior schools. He also attended his high school education in Dessie at Woizero Sihen Comprehensive secondary school. After completion of his high school education, he joined Debrezeit Junior Agricultural college (under Addis Abeba university) to attend a two years Diploma program in crop production and protection technology (CPPT) and graduated in July 1981. After graduation he was employed in ministry of Coffee and Tea Development, Coffee Improvement Project (CIP) and Ministry of Agriculture in different Administrative Regions and districts and served for more than 16 years. After this much time service he got an opportunity to join Debub University, now Hawassa University, and graduated in Plant Protection and Dry land Farming (PPDF) with B.Sc. in 2004. Then...