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International Journal of Agricultural Research
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 169-186
DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2014.169.186
 
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Investigating the Determinants of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change: A Case of Batti District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Misganaw Teshager, Enyew Adgo and Temesgen Tilahun

Abstract:
This study has sought to further understand the factors accounting for household’s climate change adaptation choices by drawing on cross-sectional data in 2013 from 118 households of Batti woreda in Ethiopia. The research deploys descriptive statistics and binary logistic regression as analytical tools to arrive at the findings discussed. Drought, flooding, livestock epidemic were identified to be the dominant climate related hazards and crop rotation, diversification, changing planting dates and seasons, mixed farming, irrigation and shifting to off-farm activities were among the climate change adaptation choices, identified and investigated. The mean annual temperature was found to be increasing by 0.03°C per year and rainfall showed 2.22 mm decline rates per annum. The findings indicate that household head age (p<0.01, 1.076 and 1.238), total land owned (p<0.01, 2.809), livestock ownership (p<0.01, 1.308), household experience to drought (p<0.05, 0.152) and flooding (p<0.01, 2.731), household experience to crop and livestock loss (p<0.05, 3.359), the experience for the suitable growing seasons (p<0.01, 0.114, p<0.05, 0.153, p<0.05, 0.090) were found to be significant, affecting the climate change adaptation strategies. This significance highlights the need to work on these determinants to better supporting households in enhancing their adaptive capacity against their extremities.
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Misganaw Teshager, Enyew Adgo and Temesgen Tilahun, 2014. Investigating the Determinants of Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change: A Case of Batti District, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 9: 169-186.

DOI: 10.3923/ijar.2014.169.186

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijar.2014.169.186

 
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