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    The Effect of Land Tenure Systems on Soil Conservation Practices in Northern Ethiopia - A Case Study of Habru District in Amhara National Regional State (ANRS), Ethiopia


    Kahsay, Tesfu (2011) The Effect of Land Tenure Systems on Soil Conservation Practices in Northern Ethiopia - A Case Study of Habru District in Amhara National Regional State (ANRS), Ethiopia. Research and Perspectives on Development Practice, 13. ISSN 2009-6976

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    Abstract

    This paper is a summary of a thesis submitted to th e Kimmage Development Studies Centre, Dublin in partial fulil ment of the requirement for the degree of MA in Development Stu dies. The paper examines the effect of land tenure systems on soil conservation practices as it is an important factor in shaping t he socio-economic structure of the Ethiopian rural sector. This resea rch was mainly a qualitative case study exercise, which used a range of data collection methods, semi-structured household interviews, focu s group discussions, key informant interviews and secondary data reviews. The indings of the research showed that all respond ents are aware of the problems of land degradation and as a result un dertake different types of soil and water conservation practices to m itigate the problem. The research also revealed that secure land tenure rights, be it before land registration or afterwards, is not a prerequis ite to farm households’ decisions to adopt soil conservation practices. Mor eover, the analysis revealed that factors like labour availability, fre quency of rural extension visits, non-farm income generating activities and h ousehold education have a positive linkage in determining farm househo lds’ decisions to invest in soil.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Research and Perspectives on Development Practice Series Paper No. 13
    Keywords: Land Tenure Systems; Soil Conservation Practices; Ethiopia; Habru District; Amhara National Regional State; ANRS; Kimmage Development Studies Centre;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > International Development
    Item ID: 9951
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2018 16:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Research and Perspectives on Development Practice
    Publisher: Kimmage Development Studies Centre
    Refereed: Yes
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