Analysing factors determining the adoption of environmental management measures on the highlands of Ethiopia

Mekuriaw, Asnake; Hurni, Hans (2015). Analysing factors determining the adoption of environmental management measures on the highlands of Ethiopia. Civil and Environmental Research, 7(12), pp. 61-72. International Institute for Science, Technology & Education

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A study was conducted on the highlands of Ethiopia to identify and analyse the factors determining the adoption of environmental management measures. In 1985, Ethiopia was classified into low –and high-potential areas based on the suitability of the natural environment for rain-fed agriculture. To address these objectives, case study areas were selected from low-potential and high-potential areas randomly. Data were collected through face-to-face interview and key informants, focus group discussion and field observation. In the low-potential areas, the physical environment ‒ particularly soil and forest environments have shown substantial recovery. Similarly, the water environment has improved. However, in the high-potential areas sampled, these resources are still being degraded. Clear understanding of the benefits of soil conservation structures by farmers, active involvement and technical support from the government and full and genuine participation of farmers in communal environmental resources management activities were found to be main factors in the adoption of environmental management measures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Hurni, Hans

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

ISSN:

2224-5790

Publisher:

International Institute for Science, Technology & Education

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

18 Jan 2016 10:28

Last Modified:

10 Sep 2017 12:42

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.74843

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/74843

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