Farmers’ Investment on Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Amhara Region, Ethiopia
American Journal of Life Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 2, April 2017, Pages: 38-45
Received: Jan. 24, 2017; Accepted: Feb. 14, 2017; Published: Mar. 9, 2017
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Haimanot B. Atinkut, Department of Rural Development and Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Abdulhamid K. Bedri, Department of Environment and Development, College of Development Studies, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Assefa K. Sentayehu, Department of Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Rural Transformation, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia
Dick Warren, Department of Soil Chemistry, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Wooster, Canada
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Sustainable agricultural practices (SAPs) is a pooled of practices that increase productivity while conserving soil, which put on firm foundation of zero tillage, use of manure, legume intercropping and legume crop rotation. Despite use of SAPs is a panacea for aggravated soil erosion and nutrient depletion and maximizing crop produce, but it seems a plateau for farmers in Dangila district. This study, therefore, assessed factors that affecting of farmers decision behavior of implementing SAPs in Amhara region. The multistage sampling procedure was used to identify kebeles and sample respondents. Mixed nature of data were collected from sample respondents. Both descriptive statistics and Binary logit model was employed. The result of this study indicates that executing of SAPs is the aggregate of many factors, which should be given due attention in the transformation agriculture to environmentally friendly technologies and climate smart agricultural practice.
Binary Logit, Degradation, Investment, Multistage Sampling, SAPs
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Haimanot B. Atinkut, Abdulhamid K. Bedri, Assefa K. Sentayehu, Dick Warren, Farmers’ Investment on Sustainable Agricultural Practices: Evidence from Amhara Region, Ethiopia, American Journal of Life Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 2, 2017, pp. 38-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ajls.20170502.11
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