International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications

IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 2, February 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]


Evaluation of Watershed Development Plan and Technology Adoption Level of Farmers in Amhara Region,The case of SWHISA Project, Ethiopia
      Solomon Addisu, Goraw Goshu, Yihenew G.Silassie, Beruhin Tefera
Abstract: Watershed projects in Ethiopia were very few in number. The institutional strengthening project was implemented by FAO, and was principally aimed at capacity building of agricultural technicians, experts, and development agents in the highland regions of the country. The projects used the sub-watershed as the planning unit and sought the views of local technicians and members of the farming community to prepare land use and capability plans for soil and water conservation. SWHISA Project has been implementing several interventions in the Amhara Regional State. Among others, the watershed development projects conducted in six watersheds located in South Gondar, East Gojjam, South Wollo, North Wollo and North Shewa Zones aimed at improving the biophysical and socio-economic conditions of the area. This study aimed to evaluate the watershed plans of the project and the technology adoption level of farmers. In addition to the biophysical parameters, a total sample of 40 households from each watershed was selected randomly. Generally, a total of 240 (40x6) sample households were considered. The data management and analysis was done using SPSS and Microsoft excel sheet. Accordingly, SWHISA project tried to intervene implemented and resulted in significant changes in many of the farmers’ problems. Among those plans, which resulted in significant changes, soil and water conservation works is the most effective watershed plan in all the study sites. On the other hand Most of the technologies introduced were highly and moderately adopted by farmers. Regarding sustainability, about 80 % of the sample respondents have explained their willingness to continue practicing SWHISA project interventions even in the absence of the project. In concluding this paper, SWHISA projects plan was more or less implemented and adopted. However; the study team also recommends the Identification of potential farming households for capital-intensive technologies, Strengthen Monitoring and Evalua

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Solomon Addisu, Goraw Goshu, Yihenew G.Silassie, Beruhin Tefera (2018); Evaluation of Watershed Development Plan and Technology Adoption Level of Farmers in Amhara Region,The case of SWHISA Project, Ethiopia; Int J Sci Res Publ 3(2) (ISSN: 2250-3153). http://www.ijsrp.org/research-paper-0213.php?rp=P14738
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