African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

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Determinants of Smallholder Farmers’ Adaptation Strategies against Climate Change Stresses in Raya Azebo District, Northern Ethiopia: multivariate Analysis

Haftu Kelelew

Climate change is a threat to the environment as the whole and to agriculture in particular. It aggravates drought, pests, diseases, and other related environmental shocks and impacts the dimension of food security. This study has been depended on cross-sectional data that was collected from 155 sample households from November to December, 2016. Thus, the main objective of the study was to identify determinants of farmers’ adaptation strategies to climate change in Raya Azebo district, Northern Ethiopia, and SML estimator of Mvprobit model was employed. Based on the model output, the predicted probability of the farmers to adopt agro forestry, soil and water conservation, small scale irrigation, adjusting planting/sowing date, improved technologies and temporary migration were 44.2%, 56.5%, 45.8%, 48.7%, 51.3% and 47.4% respectively. Furthermore, sex, literacy status, agro- ecology, family size, land holding, livestock number, access to climate information, extension contact, age, on-farm income, off/non-farm income, and market distance are identified as significant factors affecting CCAS in the study area. Therefore, policy should focus on awareness creation on climate change through different sources, strengthen adult education service, opening up other options and strengthen family planning programs to build up adaptive capacity against climate change anxieties.

Keywords: Adaptation strategy; climate change; Mvprobit; Raya Azebo; Ethiopia