Factors that Influence Farmers’ Participation in Soil and Water Conservations in Farta Woreda, South Gondar Zone of Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

Delelegn Adugna


Soil water conservation activities have an impact on food security. However, extent of participation in soil water conservation depends on the extent of farmers’ participation. The objective of this study was to examine factors that influence farmers’ participation in soil and water conservation activities. Primary and secondary data were used for this research and primary data were collected using pre-tested structured questionnaire. A two stage sampling procedure was employed to select sample households. In the first stage 6 sample kebeles was selected out of 41 kebelas and in the second stage from 8230 households, 381 sample households was selected through a simple random sampling. Descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression model was employed to identify factors that affect farmers’ participation in soil and water conservation. The result of binary logit model revealed variables such as family size, education level, livestock holding and size of cultivated land were significant factors that affect farmers’ participation in soil and water conservation activities.

Keywords: Participation, Soil and Water Conservation, Binary Logistic Regression

DOI: 10.7176/JBAH/13-2-05

Publication date: January 31st 2023

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