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dc.contributor.authorGetnet, K.
dc.contributor.authorMekuria, Wolde M.
dc.contributor.authorLangan, Simon J.
dc.contributor.authorRivington, M.
dc.contributor.authorNovo, P.
dc.contributor.authorBlack, H.
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-09T03:50:31Z
dc.date.available2018-03-09T03:50:31Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationGetnet, K.; Mekuria, Wolde; Langan, S.; Rivington, M.; Novo, P.; Black, H. 2017. Ecosystem-based interventions and farm household welfare in degraded areas: comparative evidence from Ethiopia. Agricultural Systems, 154:53-62.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/91542
dc.description.abstractAgricultural productivity and farm household welfare in areas of severe land degradation can be improved through ecosystem-based interventions. Decisions on the possible types of practices and investments can be informed using evidence of potential benefits. Using farm household data together with a farm level stochastic simulation model provides an initial quantification of farm income and nutrition outcomes that can be generated over a five year period from manure and compost based organic amendment of crop lands. Simulated results show positive income and nutrition impacts. Mean farm income increases by 13% over the planning period, from US$32,833 under the business as usual situation (application of 50 kg DAP and 25 kg urea ha- 1 yr- 1) to US$37,172 under application of 10 t ha- 1 yr- 1 farm yard manure during the first three years and 5 t ha- 1 yr- 1 during the last two years. As a result of organic soil amendment, there is an associated increase in the available calorie, protein, fat, calcium, and iron per adult equivalent, giving the improvement in farm household nutrition. The evidence is substantive enough to suggest the promotion and adoption at scale, in degraded ecosystems, of low cost organic soil amendment practices to improve agricultural productivity and subsequent changes in farm household welfare.en_US
dc.format.extent154:53-62.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.sourceAgricultural Systemsen_US
dc.subjectECOSYSTEMSen_US
dc.subjectHOUSEHOLDSen_US
dc.subjectWELFAREen_US
dc.subjectFARM INCOMEen_US
dc.subjectNUTRITIONen_US
dc.subjectSOIL ORGANIC MATTERen_US
dc.subjectSOIL AMENDMENTSen_US
dc.subjectAGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIONen_US
dc.subjectLAND DEGRADATIONen_US
dc.subjectORGANIC FERTILIZERSen_US
dc.subjectCOMPOSTSen_US
dc.titleEcosystem-based interventions and farm household welfare in degraded areas: comparative evidence from Ethiopiaen_US
dc.description.versionPeer Reviewen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.001en_US
cg.coverage.countryETHIOPIAen_US


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