Socio-Economic Determinants of Smallholder Tree Plantation in Basona-Werana Woreda in the North Shoa of Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Caraka Tani - Journal of Sustainable Agriculture

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Title Socio-Economic Determinants of Smallholder Tree Plantation in Basona-Werana Woreda in the North Shoa of Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
Creator Abate, Tensaye
Yohannes, Temesgen
Subject agricultural economics
growers; non-growers; North Shoa; smallholder plantation
Description Tree growing by smallholders is an emerging livelihood strategy in Basona-Werana Woreda of the North Shoa Zone of Amhara Regional State. The objective of this study was to identify socio-economic determinants of the smallholder tree growing in the study area. Data were collected from the household survey, key informants and focus group discussions. The binary logistic regression model was employed to identify the socio-economic determinants of smallholder tree growing behavior. According to the study, about 55% of tree growers generated their livelihood income from tree planting whereas 72% of non-growers generated income from livestock. Family size of the household and age positively and significantly affected tree planting decisions at P < 0.10 and P < 0.01, respectively. Meanwhile, livestock ownership and distance to the market were negatively and significantly influenced the decision to tree planting at P < 0.01 and P < 0.05, correspondingly. Similarly, total household income positively and significantly (P < 0.01) affected tree planting decisions. This study concluded that the socio-economic circumstances of smallholder farmers must be taken into account in the formulation of initiatives and policies aimed at encouraging smallholders to grow trees in their farming systems to improve livelihood and sustainable agricultural production.
Publisher Universitas Sebelas Maret
Contributor We thank the Ethiopia Environment and Forest Research Institute for the partial funding to data collection
Date 2021-11-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Source Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture; Vol 37, No 1 (2022): Caraka Tani in Press April 2022; 15-25
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture

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