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Factors Affecting the Adoption of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Semen Bench District, Southwest Ethiopia

Land degradation is among the most challenge and continuous environment problem in highland parts Ethiopia. To reverse the problem land degradation has introduced sustainable land management practices. The study was conducted in Semen Bench district, in southwestern Ethiopia to identify factor affecting the adoption of sustainable land management practices. The data were collected through house hold questionnaires survey, key informant interview and focus group discussions. Binary logic regression model was employed in estimated determinant of SLM. The results showed that 92.5% and 7.5% of the household adoption of sustainable land management practice were male and female respectively. The results showed that also sex, farmer’s perception of land degradation, extension service and TLU positively significantly affect, while age and off-farm activities have a negative influence adoption of sustainable land management practices. The adoption of Sustainable Land Management practices is to incroprate the farmers best practices to advanced used for reducing erosion, rehabilitate degraded area, ensure food security and, improve fertility. Thus policy maker should take in to consideration the determinant factor affecting adoption of SLM when designing and adoption introducing SLM practices.

Adoption, Binary Logistic Regression, Sustainable Land Management Practices

Assen Yesuf Ali, Ashebir Mengistu. (2023). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Sustainable Land Management Practices in Semen Bench District, Southwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Sustainable Development Research, 9(3), 43-50.

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