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Abresparr, Salomon, 2015. Perceptions of change : livelihood impacts of the Push-Pull Technology Project in South Wollo, Ethiopia. First cycle, G1N, G1F, G2F or GXX ( G2F). Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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This thesis explores how farmers in three villages in South Wollo, Ethiopia, perceive the impacts of a particular farming technology. The technology is called the Push-Pull Technology, which is an agro-ecological method to address the problem of stemborer moth and Striga weed, which seriously affects the production of the important food crops maize and sorghum. It is agro-ecological in the way that it seeks a holistic solution that is beneficial for the yield size as well as for the environment and the humans involved. Since the technology is developed within agro-ecology, it also needs to be evaluated holistically. As yield increases have been recognised already, this study focuses on how the farmers perceive its socio-economic impacts using a livelihood approach. However, this thesis seeks not to be an evaluation. Rather, it uses qualitative methods to investigate some of the farmers’ perceptionsof the impacts of the method. This brings a better understanding of how a technology like this can be received, what values the farmers put to it and how it fits into their livelihoods.

Main title:Perceptions of change
Subtitle:livelihood impacts of the Push-Pull Technology Project in South Wollo, Ethiopia
Authors:Abresparr, Salomon
Supervisor:Otto, Opira
Examiner:Beckman, Malin
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2015
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G1N, G1F, G2F or GXX
Student's programme affiliation:NY007 Agriculture Programme - Rural Development 270 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:agroecology, Ethiopia, Push-Pull Technology, livelihood
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4648
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-4648
Subjects:Agricultural research
Rural population
Language:English
Deposited On:10 Jul 2015 13:10
Metadata Last Modified:10 Jul 2015 13:10

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