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Factors Affecting Adoptionofagroforestry and Environment Conservation Practices In Jebel Marra Province

Factors Affecting Adoptionofagroforestry and Environment Conservation Practices In Jebel Marra Province

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Title: Factors Affecting Adoptionofagroforestry and Environment Conservation Practices In Jebel Marra Province
Author: Mohamoud, Nadia Ibrahim Ahmed
Abstract: This study were designed to assess the effectiveness of extension programmes in Jebel Marra Province, with respect to their impact on adoption of agroforestry and environment conservation practice. The conceptual model of adoption of agroforestry and environment conservation practice used in the study involved seven variables. The independent variables in the model include farmer’s age, education, farm size, family size, social participation and contact with Urban center. Sites of study include four selected extension villages in Jebel Marra Province:Nyertette, Mortagello, Beldong and Golol. Selection of the extension villages was based on early dates of establishment of extension service stations. A table of random numbers was employed in the selection of 64 respondents. Sixteen farmers were selected from each village using sampling frame provided by the resident extension agents. Primary data were collected in schedules involving interviews conducted by the author with respondents in their fields or homes. Secondary data were collected from Jebel Marra Rural Development Project and the Forest National Coporation. Analytical techniques used in the study included descriptive statistics, tabular analysis (frequency distributions), t-test, correlation, multiple regression and path analysis. Contact with Urban centers and social participation emerged as principal determinants of adoption of agroforestry and environment conservation practices. Factors which positively affected farm tree planting were: tree products, high productivity of forest land, environment conservation, soil protection and increase of income. Whereas, factors which negatively affected farm tree planting were: shade crop and lower productivity, holdback cultural practice and quartering bird and insects. The conclusion drawn from this study is that, there were a high degree of environmental awareness among farmers and positive attitudes towards agroforestry as a land use system. The study suggested a set of recommendations that focused on ways for raising environmental awareness and enhancing the adoption of forest and environment related activities among members of the targeted farming population.
Description: March 2004138 page
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/10622
Date: 2015-05-12


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