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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-7  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Assessing Farmers Perception and the Role of Agro Forestry in Improving the Livelihood of Farmers in Mehalmecharekebele around Woldia
Etagegn Gerbaw Ambaw*
Technical Assistance at Woldia University, Woldia, Ethiopia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agroforestry is the collective name for land uses system and practice in which wood perennial are deliberately in grated with crop and animal on the same land management unit. The study was assessed to the farmer’s perception on the role of agroforestry in improving the livelihood of the local farmer’s households in MehalMechare kebele, around woldia, north Wollo, Amhara, Ethiopia. The techniques of data collection were obtained and data was summarized by direct observation and questioners the forms of tables. The results of the study area shows that the land use system consist of different types of agroforestry practice. Among of these activities used 40% used scattered tree and, 6.67% were cultivates naturally existing types of plants. Also 20%used agro forestry for income generation and10.66% used for medicinal purpose home garden, woodlot, scattered trees in crop land, live fence, and animal with goods and service for the local farmers. The factors which affect farmer’s perception are positive attitudes, negative attitudes and neutral attitude. About 64% of the respondents were excellent attitudes whereas 16% were neutral attitudes. The study was carried out in South Wollo zone around Woldia woreda specifically in MehalMechare Kebele. The factors that affect the farmers’ perception on agro forestry practices were both positive and negative. These techniques of data collection was attained and data was summarized in the form of tables and histogram Among these increasing supply food, increasing the quality and nutrients in the soil and services like soil erosion control and increasing the organic matter by litter fall and so on were the positive factors. Whereas the negative factors were practicing conventional tillage and introduction of allopathic tree species which results in yield reduction from agro forestry practices. The results of the study area show that the land use systems consists of different types of agro forestry practices and among these were: home gardens, wood lots, scattered trees in crop land, live fence and animal production with crop provide different goods and services for the local farmers. Based on the problem identified in the study area farmer’s need to improve irrigation system, to avoid introduction of exotic tree species which are invasive and having allopathic effect and instead practice local one providing the productivity to agro forestry.

Keywords: Agroforestry practice, Farmers, Woldia.
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Etagegn Gerbaw Ambaw. 2021. Assessing Farmers Perception and the Role of Agro Forestry in Improving the Livelihood of Farmers in Mehalmecharekebele around Woldia.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(7): 14-25
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.907.003