Volume 8, Issue 5, September 2020, Page: 223-234
Agro Pastoralist’s Perception and Willingness to Participate in Water Harvesting Practices in South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Asmera Adicha, Socioeconomics Research, Technology Transfer and Seed Multiplication Directorate, Southern Agricultural Research Institute, Jinka Agricultural Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia
Melkamu Mada, Departments of Economics, College of Business and Economics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Received: Mar. 25, 2020;       Accepted: Apr. 10, 2020;       Published: Oct. 27, 2020
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20200805.16      View  40      Downloads  24
This study was conducted to assess agro pastoralist’s perception and willingness to participate in water harvesting practices that could improve their decision to construct and manage water storage technologies at individual household level or community level in the study area. A total of 192 agro pastoralist’s households were assessed and 92.7% of them were willing to participate in rainwater harvesting practices and the rest 7.3% were not. Of the willing respondents 27.53%, 54.49% and 17.98% preferred clay lined pond, plastic lined pond and aboveground tank water storage technologies. And also the study specified the binary logistic for the participation decision and multinomial logistic for the choice decision model to identify factors that affect participation decision on water harvesting technologies and preference of water storage technologies. Accordingly, estimation of the binary logistic model showed that labor availability, distance to water source, perception towards water harvesting practice, age of respondent and credit services significantly affect the willingness of agro pastoralists to participate in water harvesting technologies. Whereas labour availability, ownership of plot, plot distance and area of particular plot affect the choice decision of agro pastoralists on rain water storage options among alternatives in the study area. It can be concluded that policy makers must give attention on factors affecting perception/participation decision of agro pastoralist’s in water harvesting works and their preference among water storage options, and on gender issues in the planning/implementation of water harvesting activities.
Water Harvesting, Perception, Participation, Binary & Multinomial Logistic
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Asmera Adicha, Melkamu Mada, Agro Pastoralist’s Perception and Willingness to Participate in Water Harvesting Practices in South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Vol. 8, No. 5, 2020, pp. 223-234. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.20200805.16
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