The overall objective of the study is to assess the determinants of farmers’ implementation of sustainable land management practices. To achieve the objective of the study, cross sectional research design and mixed research approach were used. To answer research questions and attain those research objectives stated earlier, both primary and secondary data sources were employed. The primary data were gathered from respondents, while secondary data were gathered from document analysis. Stratified sampling technique was employed to select Kebeles from different agro-ecological zones. Purposive sampling was employed to select Kebeles from each agro-ecological zone. Simple random sampling was used to select 189 respondents from the Kebeles household heads. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics methods whereas the qualitative data were analyzed using narration and statement. The findings of the study revealed that education level (p = 0.010), energy source (p = 0.003), farm distance (p = 0.032), livestock resources (p = 0.001), type of grazing (p = 0.025), access to credit (p = 0.010), low perceptions about soil erosion (p = 0.000), population pressure (p = 0.046) and physical factors (p = 0.015) like topography, climatic variability, etc., are the main determinants of farmers’ implementation of SLM practices in the study area. Thus, to reverse these factors, the district agricultural office should disseminate the important farm equipment to the farmers in order to strengthen the continuous work on sustainable land management practices and also they should provide persistence information and training about sustainable land management practices.
Key words: Implementation of land management practices, determinants of land management implementation.
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