@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1067,
	  title     = {Perception of Farmers and Agricultural Professionals on Changes in Productivity and Water Resources in Ethiopia},
	  author    = {D. Mojo and  Y. Todo and  P. Matous},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In this paper, perceptions of actors on changes in
crop productivity, quantity and quality of water, and determinants of
their perception are analyzed using descriptive statistics and ordered
logit model. Data collected from 297 Ethiopian farmers and 103
agricultural professionals from December 2009 to January 2010 are
employed. Results show that the majority of the farmers and
professionals recognized decline in water resources, reasoning
climate changes and soil erosion as some of the causes. However,
there is a variation in views on changes in productivity. The
household asset, education level, age and geographical positions are
found to affect farmers- perception on changes in crop productivity.
But, the study underlines that there is no evidence that farmers-
economic status, age, or education level affects recognition of
degradation of water resources. Thus, more focus shall be given on
providing them different coping mechanisms and alternative
resource conserving technologies than educating about the
	    journal   = {International Journal of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering},
	  volume    = {4},
	  number    = {6},
	  year      = {2010},
	  pages     = {409 - 417},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1067},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/42},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 42, 2010},