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Title: Farmer’s Perception of Environmental Degradation and Their Response to Environmental Management A Case of Dale Woreda ,Sidama Zone, SNNPR
Authors: TADELE, REGASSA
Advisors: Dr Sathiya Susuman
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 13-Dec-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: Abstract The main objective of this study is to examine determinant variables which affect farmers’ perception and response to soil erosion and deforestation in Dale Woreda, SNNPR. The basic data used in this empirical study obtained from a survey of 397 sample household through questionnaire. Descriptive statistics together with Chi-square test and logistic regression methods were used to analysis the data. Descriptive statistics presented the percentage distribution of household head by background variables. The chi square test analysis of the data only indicated significant association of farmers’ perception and response to the impact of demographic and socio-economic characteristics on soil erosion and deforestation. The logistic regression results indicated that at house level, farmers’ perception to soil erosion and deforestation is positively and significantly associated with sex, household size, marital status, literacy status, farm size, and work status. Age and household income sex, do not indicates a significant association with soil erosion, but they have association to deforestation. Regarding to farmers response to application of different conservation measure, the model is positively and significantly associated with sex, household size, marital status, literacy status, farm size, and soil erosion but age has a significant association with deforestation. work status. Age and household do not show any statistical significant in response to soil erosion and deforestation. Based on the finding of this empirical study at micro (household) level, all concerned bodies such as governmental, non-governmental organization and the farmers should give emphases to for those factors which critically affected the existing environment.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATION STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1706
Appears in:Thesis - Population Studies
Thesis - Population Studies

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