Analyzing Poverty and Resilience to Shocks of Bamboo Producing Smallholders in North-West Ethiopia

Dagnachew Walle


Exploring and understanding the multiple purposes of bamboo on enhancing and sustaining the livelihood of smallholders’ through multidimensional poverty reduction and mitigating shocks is so crucial.  Data analysis was done using both descriptive and econometric analysis using the software package of stata thirteen. As the result revealed that, pests affecting crops and the large increase in input price were relatively high frequent shocks in the households.  As the finding shows that, 29.13 percent of the smallholder farmers were multidimensional poor. To examine resilience to shocks of smallholder, RIMA models using factors analysis was run. As the factory analysis explored that, 233(47.94 percent) of smallholder were resilient to shocks and 253(52.06 percent) were non-resilient. Among bamboo, users80.15percent were resilient while the non-user (32.92percent). The study recommends on the need for policy and strategies design to enhance the well-being of smallholder and to build resilience to shocks, organizing bamboo producer smallholder in a bamboo cooperative, providing extension service proper processing of bamboo value chain should have to a policy in North- West Ethiopia.

DOI: 10.7176/JPID/59-01

Publication date: February 28th 2021

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