This study aims to analyze the impacts of oil seed production on socioeconomic of the communities. 180 sample respondents were selected using multistage random sampling from the study area. Multiple regression Models, Logistic regression models, test hypothesis: Z-test and t - test methods of data analysis were used in this study. The impact of producing oil seed on the educational status of the family, ability of the household to feed the family, housing conditions of the farmers and other factors those determine the production of oil seed was analyzed in this study. The result shows that more than 68 % households were producing the oil seed at study area. The findings of the study suggest that education, age of the producers, credit accessibility, the attitudes of farmers, off-farm income and farm size were the factors determining the production of oil seed. The results also imply that producers of oil seed are better off than the non-producers in terms of sending children to elementary school, housing conditions and ability to finance their families’. After all analysis, it can be concluded that production of oil seed enables the farmer to send children to school, have improved housing conditions, and food secured than the non-producers. Finally, the results were recommended as creating the awareness about the uses of education, business awareness and advising the producers and non-producers to increases the production of oil seed.
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Gemechu Bekana Fufa. Impacts of Oil seed production on Socioeconomic of the communities in Abay Chomen Distinct, Oromia Region, Ethiopia. Research J. Science and Tech. 2020; 12(4):242-250. doi: 10.5958/2349-2988.2020.00032.7
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