Socioeconomic Determinants of Tree Planting on Farmers Landholding, in Womberma District, Northwestern Ethiopia

Alebel Melaku


The study was conducted at Womberma district, northwestern Ethiopia with intended to identify the socioeconomic determinants of tree integration on farmer’s landholding. Farm visits and total enumeration of trees species on respondent’s landholding in different tree growing niches, household interview, and key informant interview were used for data collection. Data were analyzed with multiple linear regression model. The result shows that all the considered predictor variables jointly influenced the total number of tree integrated on their own lands with a coefficient of determination (R2, 0.719 and 0.600 in the two study sites). Among the household characteristics that were entered to the model, landholding size, farming experience and wealth status of the household have been significantly related to the number of trees maintained per household. The number of tree stems and tree species per household increase with increasing wealth statuses of households, farming experience, and landholding size.

Keywords: Household, Tree species, Wealth status, Tree integration

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-7-04

Publication date: April 30th 2020

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