CHOICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION STRATEGIES AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS: EVIDENCE FROM SOUTHEAST ETHIOPIAN SMALLHOLDER FARMERS

Guta Regasa Megerssa

Abstract


The aim of this study is focusing on identification of the determinants of smallholder farmers’ choice of adaptation strategies to climate change and their associated factor in southeast Ethiopia. To get the data both qualitative and quantitative data were collected from primary and secondary sources. To get carry out the study 155 household heads were employed. Interview schedule, survey questionnaires, FGDs, key informant interview and field observation were also employed to collect the data. To analyze the data both descriptive statistics and econometric model were employed. Multivariate probit model was employed to identify the determinants of smallholder farmers’ choice of adaptation strategies to climate change and the result showed that the likelihood of households to adopt planting tree, terracing practice, improved varieties of crops, adjust planting date, and use crop diversification were 76.5%, 74%, 51%, 46.7%, and 40.4%, respectively. Therefore, future policy should focus on awareness creation on climate change and its adaptation strategies.

Keywords


Choice of Adaptation Strategies, Climate Change, Multivariate Probit Models, Ethiopia



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/agrisp.v110i3-4.13407



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