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Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices: Determinants And Challenges in Gerar Jarso Woreda of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Assefa, Engdawork (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Beyene, Tewodros
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-07T15:53:48Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-07T15:53:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/15033
dc.description.abstract Ethiopia’s low level of economic development with its heavy dependence on rain- fed agriculture, which is the sector most vulnerable to climate change make the country susceptible to the adverse effects of climate change. To counter this, several measures have been suggested in attempts to reduce the vulnerability of smallholder farmers who are the worst affected by changes in climate. One such intervention is climate smart agriculture (CSA), which is probably one of the most viable and sustainable option. It offers triple wins; Mitigation and adaptation measures to climate changes and sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes. However, the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices is far below the expectation. Thus, this thesis answers why some farmers practice it while others not. To address this general question a study was conducted with objective to examine factors affecting adoption of climate smart agricultural practices in Gerar Jarso woreda of Oromia region. Mixed research method design was employed in order to conduct this study. Household questionnaire survey (N=201), focus group discussion, key informant interview and field observation were used to collect data. Logistic regression model was employed to identify key factors that influence adoption of climate smart agricultural practices. The result showed that sex of household heads, education level of household heads, off-farm income , livestock number , farmers’ field day participation, knowledge on environmental regulation , access to extension services and being member of organizations were positively correlated and significantly determine adoption of CSA practices. Therefore, the findings of the promising demographic , socio-economic, and institutional factors should be given to capitalize by the Woreda Agriculture and natural resource development office and other concerned bodies to enhance farmers’ adoption potentials of the study area. Moreover, before expanding CSA practices in other areas of Ethiopia, addressing the implementing obstacles by establishing enabling local environments through enhancing farmers’ implementing capacities and incentives to implement is crucial. Keywords: Adoption, Climate change, Climate smart agriculture, Determinants, Gerar Jarso en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.title Adoption of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices: Determinants And Challenges in Gerar Jarso Woreda of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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