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Factors Affecting the Choices of Coping Strategies for Climate Extremes: The Case of Yabello District, Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia
Science Research
Volume 3, Issue 4, August 2015, Pages: 129-136
Received: Jan. 28, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 10, 2015; Published: Jun. 25, 2015
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Dirriba Mengistu, Socio-economic Research Team, Yabello Pastoral and Dryland Agriculture Research Center, Yabello, Ethiopia
Jema Haji, School of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
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Abstract
This study was undertaken in Yabello district of Borana zone to identify factors affecting the choices of coping strategies for climate extremes and the ongoing coping strategies in topical condition. The primary data collected from 123-sample households was analyzed with multinomial logit model. The multinomial logit outcomes were includes coping strategy 1 (Livestock diversification based coping strategies), coping strategy 2 (Integrated crop-livestock based diversification based coping strategies), coping strategy 3 (Livestock diversification, water and rangeland management based coping strategies) and coping strategy 4 (Livestock diversification, income earning opportunities and strategic feeding system based coping strategies). From MNLM result, sex of household head, education status of household head, size of livestock holding, market distance from homestead, access to credit, access to early warning information, access to training and pastoral/agro-pastoral income are the key determinants of the choices of coping strategies for climate extremes. Thus, establishment of formal early warning information centers and sophisticated delivery system, improving access to market, training, credit scheme, improving livestock holding and income of the household would boost the choices of best coping strategies to overcome deleterious impacts of climate extremes.
Keywords
Coping Strategies, Climate Extremes, Climate Change, Pastoralist
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Dirriba Mengistu, Jema Haji, Factors Affecting the Choices of Coping Strategies for Climate Extremes: The Case of Yabello District, Borana Zone, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, Science Research. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.11648/j.sr.20150304.11
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