Smallholder Farmers’ Perception and Adaptation to Climate Change in Kurmuk District, Ethiopia

Asaye Damera Ayansa, Amsalu Bedemo, Gemechu Ordofa Jara


Ethiopia is among the countries experiencing frequent drought and highly vulnerable to climate change associated impacts. Adaptation to climate change impacts are key element for sustainable development of economy. The objective of the study was analysis determinates of smallholder farmer’s climate change perception and adaptation options in Kurmuk district. For the study both primary and secondary data sources were employed. The primary data collected from 160 randomly selected sample households. The binary logit and multinomial logit model were employed to identify the factor that determines smallholder farmers’ climate change perception and adaptation strategies respectively.  Results revealed that sex, extension service, credit access, climate information and distance from market are significantly affects smallholder farmers’ perception to climate change in kurmuk district, While, sex, education, cultivated land, access to credit services, climate information, access to market, extension service, distance from farm, off-farm income and on-farm income are found statistically significant affected adaptation options of smallholder farmers. Therefore, strengthening extension services, access credit services, disseminating climate and market information, diversification of farmer’s income are among the recommendable mechanisms to advance their perception and adaptation to climate change.

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Applied Economics and Finance    ISSN 2332-7294 (Print)   ISSN 2332-7308 (Online)

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