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The Role of Climate Smart Agricultural practices for Soil quality and Crop Production: a case study in Ambo woreda, West Shewa, Oromia Zone, Ethiopia

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dc.contributor.advisor Argaw Mekuria (PhD)
dc.contributor.author Mekonnen Simret
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-09T06:46:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-09T06:46:21Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/7170
dc.description.abstract This study was undertaken at Weli micro watershed, which is located in the Ambo district of west shoa zone in the Oromia region. The study was aimed to assess the contribution of climate smart agricultural production practices for soil quality, local communities’ livelihoods improvement and adaptation to climate change in the study area. Socioeconomic conditions, biophysical and farm land management practices were assessed in the watershed under study. Household survey, Key informant Interview and soil survey were also conducted in study site. Furthermore, in order to compare the relative soil quality improvement with some selected physico-chemical properties of soil, a total of 18 soil samples were collected from the upper 0-20 cm depth of cultivated land and selected physical and chemical properties were analyzed in the laboratory. The results of the study showed that, soil pH (P=0.314), soil organic carbon (SOC) (P=0.211), total nitrogen (N) (P=0.902), EC (P=0.211), Av.K (P=0.832) and Av.P (P=0.096) were not significantly (p≤0.05) different on the intervened farmlands of CSA (Weli) watershed as compared to the non-intervened farmlands (weli2). Similarly, there was no significant difference in mean values of silt (P=0.104) and clay (P=0.583) contents between intervened and none intervened while mean values of sand contents showed a significant difference (P=0.034) between the compared lands. The study revealed that, CSA practices benefited households under the intervention to gain yield advantage of 5 quintal in teff, 7 quintals in wheat and 9 quintals in sorghum, maize and bean productions than the yield of households under non-intervened. Keywords: CSA, soil quality, weli micro-watershed, intervention, yield gain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject CSA en_US
dc.subject Soil Quality en_US
dc.subject Weli Micro-Watershed en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.subject Yield Gain en_US
dc.title The Role of Climate Smart Agricultural practices for Soil quality and Crop Production: a case study in Ambo woreda, West Shewa, Oromia Zone, Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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