Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 357

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of pastoral communities for adoption of forage production technology in Yabello rangeland, Southern Ethiopia

Yeneayehu Fenetahun
  • Yeneayehu Fenetahun
  • Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, China.
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XU-Xinwen
  • XU-Xinwen
  • Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, China.
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Wang Yong-dong
  • Wang Yong-dong
  • Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), Urumqi 830011, Xinjiang, China.
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  •  Received: 29 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 07 August 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

Abstract

Nowadays, adoption of forage enhancement technology is considered a primary action plan for enhanced livestock production through increasing forage production among pastoralist communities in the rangeland of Yabello. In addition, a number of factors help in determining adoption of these practices that varies with different socio-demographical issues within the pastoral household. This study focused on identifying major threatening factors, both directly or indirectly, that affects practicing the new technology and on enhancing the forage production activity in Yabello rangeland of Southern Ethiopia. Data were collected from 210 households and 6 extension workers, making 216. The interviewers used direct interviews as well as group questionnaires and the data were analyzed using SPSS. From the data, one can understand that the threatening factor, which includes gender, level of education, social participation as well as access and implementation of extension services, played key roles in adaptation of technology and in the long-run enhancement of forge quality and quantity. In general, based on the data, it is recommended that awareness creation concerning the value of participating both for local and governmental as well as socially in Yabello rangeland can be offered.
 
Key words: Forage production, pastoralists, Yabello, technology adoption, threating factors.