Analyzing Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Rural Farm Households’ Income in Case Southern Ethiopia

Garedew Aweke Gizaw


This study is an effort to determine the main determinants that affect farmers decision to adopt climate change mitigation practices and to assess the effect of climate change adaptation strategies on rural farm households’ income in case of Southern Ethiopia. The study used primary data which is collected by questionnaires distributed for 374 farm households in 2020. In analyzing the data, the researcher employed both binary logit and Ordinary Least Square econometric regression. Binary logit model is employed to assess the factors affecting farmers decision to adopt climate change adaptation strategies in Southern Ethiopia and the Ordinary Least Square method is employed to know the effect of climate change adaptation strategies on rural farm households’ income. The study confirms that climate change adaptation strategy is found to be significant in boosting famers’ income level in the study area. Moreover, the main parameters that can affect farmers decision to mitigate climate change adaptation strategies are identified throughout the process. The implication is that local policy makers and the Zone’s agricultural bureau have to work more on creation of awareness for farmers about the importance of climate change adaptation strategies.

Keywords: Climate change, adaptation strategies, household income.

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-17-06

Publication date:September 30th 2020

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