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|Title: ||Livelihood Strategies of Small Holders with Particular Focus on Model|
|Authors: ||BERIHANU, ABBA|
|Advisors: ||Getnent Alemu (PhD)|
|Copyright: ||Apr-2010 |
|Date Added: ||28-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||This thesis concerns to explore model farmers’ livelihood strategies at Lemo Woreda, which is
based on socio-economic and demographic feature of model farmers. The study was based on
mixed quantitative and qualitative methods. In quantitative method descriptive statistics was
employed. The major income generating activities such as on-farm and non-farm activities
including their contributions to annual income earnings, and willingness of model farmers’ to
expand their best practices are identified through adopted Sustainable Livelihood Analytic
Framework approach. As the result, 62.84% income earned from on-farm and 37.16% from nonfarm.
Of which on-farm activities: crop, livestock and horticultural production contributed to
earn 68.99%, 12.82%, and 18.18% respectively, where as 37.60%, 16.06%, and 46.34% of total
income earned from respective non-farm income sources of trade, renting of materials and
animal power and remittances. Thus, model farmers’ livelihood is mainly based on crop
production and remittances received from their relatives from abroad. Moreover, they used
technological inputs more than other households in the study area; however, they are not much
volunteers to expand their best practices.
The research concluded that, scaling up of model farmer’s best practices requires ahead
recognition about area specific productive income generating activities and identifying fruitful
non-farm income sources based on farmers’ resources endowment. Furthermore, the research
recommends further detail investigations to offer direction for policy formulation.
|Appears in:||Thesis - Rural Livelihoods & Development|
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