Volume 2, Issue 4, November 2017, Page: 151-157
Return from Major Land Use Practices at Farm Level Both in Terms of Physical Yield and Economic Return in Bale Eco-Region, Ethiopia
Desalegn Alemayehu, Department of Forestry and Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Office, Hadero, Ethiopia
Teshale Woldeamanuel, College of Forestry and Natural Resources Sciences, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia
Received: May 2, 2017;       Accepted: May 16, 2017;       Published: Aug. 7, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170204.11      View  2050      Downloads  216
Abstract
In the Bale Eco-Region, production and productivity mainly suffer from fertility deterioration, skyrocketing prices of fertilizer, and unsustainable interactions among different land uses systems. This study was initiated to return from major land use practices at farm level both in terms of physical yield and economic return Bale Eco-Region. Data were collected through the household survey, group discussion, key informant interviews and field observation. The data collected was analyzed using both descriptive and econometric analysis. The finding of the study revealed that smallholder farmers were practicing different land use/farming system in their respective agro-ecological zone. The direct economic performance of each farming system in food and cash crop production, livestock production per TLU, and total farm level production was determined, analyzed and compared by using the benefit-cost ratio (B/C) efficiency measured. Therefore, encourage integrated farming and discourage mono-cropping especially in mid and lowlands of the Eco-region through improving the economic returns of integrated farming practices at the farm level.
Keywords
Economic Analysis, Major Land, Physical Yield
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Desalegn Alemayehu, Teshale Woldeamanuel, Return from Major Land Use Practices at Farm Level Both in Terms of Physical Yield and Economic Return in Bale Eco-Region, Ethiopia, American Journal of Environmental and Resource Economics. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2017, pp. 151-157. doi: 10.11648/j.ajere.20170204.11
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