The Effect of Climate Change Adaptation Strategies on Rural Farm Households’ Income in case Southern Ethiopia

Garedew Aweke Gizaw


This study is an effort to determine 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 2018. 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 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. 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, income level.

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/57-03

Publication date: December 31st 2020

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