Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2015, Page: 181-187
Assessing Farmers’ Perception of Enclosures, Kewot District, Northeastern Ethiopia
Mengistu Asmamaw Mengesha, Department of Biology, Debre Berhan University, Debre Berhan, Ethiopia
Mekuria Argaw Denoboba, Department of Environmental Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Received: Oct. 6, 2015;       Accepted: Oct. 16, 2015;       Published: Nov. 13, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20150306.11      View  3969      Downloads  121
Abstract
The environmental and socioeconomic effects of land resources degradation are severe, especially in developing nations, where inappropriate land use and farming systems are practiced. Consequently, management options like enclosures are among rehabilitation strategies practiced in the degraded areas of Ethiopia. This study was conducted to assess the farmers’ perception of enclosures in Kewot District, North Shoa, Ethiopia. Observation and questionnaire were used to collect data in the study sites. A total of 168 households were selected from two peasant associations using systematic sampling technique. Data were presented in descriptive statistics. The results indicated that the local farmers had perceived the existence of land degradation and its possible causes. Local farmers perceived enclosures positively and are optimistic to the performance of enclosures. However, the benefit sharing has satisfied the community moderately. As a result, participatory resource management strategy is recommended to ensure the sustainability of the enclosures.
Keywords
Enclosure, Local Community, Land Degradation, Rehabilitation
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Mengistu Asmamaw Mengesha, Mekuria Argaw Denoboba, Assessing Farmers’ Perception of Enclosures, Kewot District, Northeastern Ethiopia, International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 181-187. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20150306.11
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