Please enter verification code
Land Resources Usage Constraints and Their Temporal Change in Bale Eco-Region, Southeast Ethiopia
International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 6-13
Received: Dec. 12, 2019; Accepted: Jan. 18, 2020; Published: Feb. 10, 2020
Views 529      Downloads 128
Elsabet Takele Gebeyehu, Department of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Conservation, Medda Welabu University, Bale Robe, Ethiopia
Article Tools
Follow on us
Usage of land resources to meet the demands of human being has an impact on the land resources. The purpose of the study was to investigate the land resource usage constraints and their temporal change in Bale Eco Region, Southeast Ethiopia. Both qualitative and quantitative cross sectional study designs were employed. Data was collected using HH survey, in depth interview, focus group discussion and field observation. Data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics were implemented by using SPSS software version 20. Chi-Square test, frequencies and percentage were used to compare differences among variables with respect to the three agro-ecologies and statistical significance was decreased at P ≤ 0.05. Qualitative data was first transcribed to texts in local language then retranslated to English for writing the report. Data analysis was done after categorizing the transcripts. The information obtained from quantitative and qualitative sources were triangulated to ensure the relevance of the results of the study. Based on the finding of the study trends of land holding probability (p=0.00) and land productivities= (0.00), were significantly difference. Physical, technological and extension services were among the constraints that are identified to influence land and other natural resources utilization in the three agro-ecologies of BER. Lack of technology and lack of science based knowledge were among of the critical constraints that reported by majority of the respondents that limit them from utilizing their land resources. Almost in all agro-ecologies, low and erratic rainfall, climate variability, drought, inaccessibility, lack of water sources was the common constraints of. It is recommended that concerned bodies should minimize constraints of responsible land resource utilizations and temporal natural resources degradation in BER.
Agro-ecology, Constraints, Land Resource, Temporal Change, Proper Usage of Land Resource
To cite this article
Elsabet Takele Gebeyehu, Land Resources Usage Constraints and Their Temporal Change in Bale Eco-Region, Southeast Ethiopia, International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2020, pp. 6-13. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnrem.20200501.12
Copyright © 2020 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License ( which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Auty, R. M. (1997). Natural Resources, the State and Development Strategy. Journal of International Development. (1997): 65163.
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, (2005). Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Synthesis. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Lee, D. R. (2009). Rural Poverty and Natural Resources: Improving Access and Sustainable Management.
Colchester, M. (1994). Slave and enclave: the political ecology of equatorial Africa. World Rainforest Movement, Penang, Malaysia.
Mohammad, A. and Adam, M. (2010). The impact of vegetative cover type on runoff and soil erosion under different land uses. 81: 97–103.
Easter ling, W. E. (2003). Observed impact of climate change in agriculture and forestry. IPCC Workshop on the Detection and Attribution of the Effects of Climate Change, GISS, New York, 54.
Codjoe, S. N. (2007). Integrating Remote Sensing, GIS, Census, and Socioeconomic Data in Studying the Population–Land Use/Cover Nexus in Ghana: A Literature Update Africa Development. 4 (2): 197–212.
Gate, Z, Menale, K. and Mahmud, Y. (2006). Stakeholder analysis for sustainable land management (SLM) in Ethiopia: an assessment of opportunities, strategic constraints, information needs, and knowledge gaps.
Eco-region news letter, (2016), no-1.
Dereje, T. (2015). Frankfurt Zoological Society Conservation Development Centre Alec Crawford, International Institute for Sustainable Development.
Freund and Williams, (1983). House hold Data Collection for the sample size is calculated using a standard formula.
Garnevska, E. Guozhong, L. and Nicola, M. (2006). Factors for Successful Development of Farmer cooperatives in Northwest China. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review Volume 14 (4): 2011.
Damianos, D. and Skuras, D. (1996). Farm business and the development of alternative farm enterprises: an empirical analysis in Greece. Journal of Rural Studies 12 (3), 273–283.
Gary J. W. and Wilkinson R. L. (1997). Perceived profitability and farmers’ conservation behaviour. Journal of agricultural economics, 48 (1), 13-21.
Admasu, G. (2002). Proceedings of a MoWR/EARO/IWMI/ILRI international workshop held at ILRI, Ethiopian Rainwater.
Jishan, A. (2014). Farming-primitive and modern comparison.
Belayhun, H. (2002). Present and future trends of natural resources (land and water) management in Ethiopian agriculture. Senior Land Evaluation Expert, Ministry of Agriculture, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia pp. 38.
Cova, T. J. (2005). Public safety in the urban-wild land interface: Should fire-prone communities have a maximum occupancy? Natural Hazards Review 6: 99–108.
Abraham, T. (2013). Value chain analysis of vegetables: the case of Habra and kombolcha woredas in oromia region, Ethiopia. Pp. 84.
Paulos, D. (2002). Present and future trends in natural resources management in agriculture Research and development in land and water resources.
Alkharabsheh, M. M. Alexandridis, T. K, Bilas, G. M (2013). Impact of land cover change on soil erosion hazard in Northern Jordan using remote sensing and GIS. Proscenia Environ Sci. 19: 912–921.
Berkhout, F. (2012). Adaptation to climate change by organizations. Wiley Interdisciplinary reviews. 3 (1): 91-106.
Mulugeta, L. (2004). Effects of Land use change on soil quality and Native Flora Degradation and Restoration in the Highlands of Ethiopia. Implication for sustainable Land Management Swedish university of Agricultural science Uppsala, Sweden.
FAO, (2003). Soil Fertility Management in Support of Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rome: FAO pp. 12.
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (001)347-983-5186