Determinants of Farmers Decision Making for Plant Eucalyptus Trees in Market District, North Willow, Ethiopia

Setiye Abebaw Tefera


Eucalyptus is one of the non-native species grown in Ethiopia. In the study area eucalyptus tree is expanding and the species specific adoption decision analysis is needed. The main objective of the study was to identify determinants of the farmers Decision making for Plant Eucalyptus Trees in Market District, North Willow, Ethiopia. Multistage sampling techniques were employed. A total of 192 household head was surveyed that were selected through systematic random sampling. For the data collection, qualitative (focus group discussion and key informant interviews) and quantitative approach (household survey though questionnaires) were instrumental. Data were analyzed through descriptive statistics, correlation and binary logit regression analysis. The paper concludes that farm size, loan and credit facility; per capita income, age of the farmers, land ownership of the farmers, availability of non-agricultural land was positive significantly affecting the farmer’s adoption decisions. The dependency ratio and risk perception of farmers determine negatively. Proper site selection, land use planning and approval of land ownership of the farmers, substitution and enhancement of other means of income and material sources also forward as a recommendation.

Keywords: Adoption, Decision Making, Eucalyptus Tree, Farmers, Agro forestry, Policy, Plantation

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