Creative Selection And Integration Of Farming Practices

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Ethiopian Economics Association (EEA)
Abeje Berhanu

With the introduction of green revolution technologies in the 1960s a dual form of
agriculture consisting of indigenous farming and external inputs-driven agriculture has emerged in Ethiopia. Indigenous farming depends on intensive use of labour and
manure while external agriculture uses commercial inputs such as chemical fertilizers. Drawing data from six communities of north Shewa, this paper examines how farmers creatively select and combine ‘best-bet’ farming practices which are tuned to the socio-economic and agro-ecological conditions of the farming population. A key finding of this study is that indigenous farming with its diverse ways of fertilizing the soils offers farmers locally available farming options not supported by modern farming

Corporate Author: Getnet Alemu and Getachew Yoseph (Editor) & Ethiopian Economic Association/Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute
Publisher: Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA)
ISBN/ISSN: 978-9994-54-03-7
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Cataloge Date: 02/27/2013
Broad Subject heading: agricultural practices
Call Number: 330.963 PRO 2007
Serial Key Title: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy
Publication catagory: International Conference
Content type: EEA Publication
Volume: II
Publication date: 2013-05-27 00:00:00
Forum or Discussion date: 2013-02-27 00:00:00
PDF file:  Abeje Berhanu_ creative selection and integration of farming practices.pdf
Place of publication: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Type of material: Book
Current frequency: Annualy
Author: Abeje Berhanu

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