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Assessment on the Perception of Invasive Alien Spices (IAS) of Farmers and Stake Holders on the Agricultural Sector in Eastern Ethiopia
American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 34-40
Received: Jan. 6, 2017; Accepted: Jan. 18, 2017; Published: Feb. 22, 2017
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Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu, Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI) Harar Biodiversity Center, Harar, Ethiopia
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Invasive species can be seen as species that are introduced in a new region, and that spreads rapidly. Invasive alien species (IAS) are characterized by rapid growth rates, extensive dispersal capabilities, large and rapid reproductive output and broad environmental tolerance. this assessment paper discuss on the general perception of IAS from three basic target groups (local farmers, both zonal, regional and woreda agricultural, environmental and forest experts). The assessment was based on three basic concepts that is (1). to understand the attitudes of the target group (evolution of the level of knowledge, awareness and need for information monitoring with related to invasive alien spices); (2). identifying the communication tools most frequently used; and (3). identify which best practices were implemented in order to control IAS with in the residence area. From the assessment data we can understand all target group were concerning on the issue of IAS even they have different level of knowledge and control mechanism and finally the target groups forwarded the following basic recommendation like further support and cooperation with regard to its fast and aggressive expansion of IAS and I also support and elaborate their recommendation.
Agricultural Biodiversity, IAS, Impact, Target Group, Perception
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Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu, Assessment on the Perception of Invasive Alien Spices (IAS) of Farmers and Stake Holders on the Agricultural Sector in Eastern Ethiopia, American Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2017, pp. 34-40. doi: 10.11648/
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