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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-4  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Contribution of Agroforestry Home Gardens to Household Food Security and Income Generation among Communities in Habro District Western Harerge in Eastern Ethiopia
Zenebe Reta1, Yishak Adgo2* and Temam Awol3
1Mettu University, Bedele College of Agriculture and Forestry, Mettu, Ethiopia
2Environment and Forest Research Institute, Diredawa, Ethiopia
3Urban Development and construction office head, Worabe, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Habro woreda at Gelemso Rural District with the main objective of assessing the contribution of Agroforestry home gardens to household food security and income generation among communities. The study involved four randomly selected wards, one village per selected ward and thirty households from each village, all selected randomly. Data collection was done through field surveys using relevant social survey methods. The findings indicate that 99% of the communities in Habro Rural District practice Agroforestry Home gardens as one of their main sources of household food security and income generation. Six sources of household food security and income generation were identified in the study area with Agroforestry home gardens and agriculture being the main sources of life sustenance. Of the Agroforestry Home gardens contribution, seventeen percent (17%) is towards household food security and twenty five percent (25%) towards income generation. According to the communities studied, food security and income generation over the year form 78% of the motivating factors to adopt the Agroforestry home gardens. Crop competition, low capital and unreliable markets, were together the main factors (by 77%) which negatively affected the contribution of Agroforestry home gardens to household food security and income generation in the area. Sixty seven percent (67%) of the communities indicated that credit facilities, knowledge on components arrangements and market availability for home gardens products, were the main interventions required in improving the contribution of Agroforestry home gardens adoption. Based on these findings, Agroforestry home gardens is a major source of food and income generation in Habro Rural District. Therefore, there is a need for enhancing and reviving further the Agroforestry home gardens technologies for the benefits of the wider communities beyond the District. This should go hand in hand with the provision of sufficient credit facilities, extension services together with marketing arrangements.

Keywords: Homgarden, Agroforestry, Habro district, food security, income generation.
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Zenebe Reta, YishakAdgo and Temam Awol. 2021. Contribution of Agroforestry Home Gardens to Household Food Security and Income Generation among Communities in Habro District Western Harerge in Eastern Ethiopia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(4): 9-21
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.904.002