Effect of Industrial Crops Production in the Emerging Dynamic Needs of Natural Resources Utilization on Farmers' Perception and Adaptation of Agricultural Development Projects (In Case of Wolkait Sugar Development Project), North Western, Ethiopia
Received Date: Oct 20, 2018 / Accepted Date: Feb 11, 2019 / Published Date: Feb 19, 2019
Wolkait sugar development project is one of the ten new sugar factories in Ethiopia. It is located in North Ethiopia 1200 km far apart from Addis Ababa to the western zone of Wolkait Administrative district. Research was conducted on farmers’ perception towards establishment of development projects in case of Wolkait sugar development project. Knowing the perception of community towards such projects is very important to continue sustainably developing, and this study is the first in its kind for the area; thus, objective of this study is to assess community's perception and adaptation of Wolkait sugar development project at Korarit district. The study was conducted in Wolkait administrative district at Korarit kebele. Both primary and secondary data sources were collected from agricultural office, Wolkaite sugar development project, Korarit district administration, and Korarit Kebele, using interview and questioners of closed and open-ended. Fifty households in the Kebele, 25 Kebele administrative and 25 projects representative were participated in the study. Data were entered, analyzed and presented in mean, percentage, frequency and cumulative frequency. Farmers are not well satisfied of their daily life sustenance at Korarit kebele because due to low compensation for their home, lack of infrastructure, unwillingness to lose their original land, separation in neighborhoods, high level of connection to previous social institutions clubs like churches, edris, ekubs and kusmi. People in the community perceived to be punished and ill-treated by an illegal group for a forceful anxiety.
Keywords: Adaptation; Industrial crops production; Community; Compensation; Conflicting perception; Sugarcane; Wolkait sugar development project
Citation: Dubale TK, Estifo WM (2019) Effect of Industrial Crops Production in the Emerging Dynamic Needs of Natural Resources Utilization on Farmers’ Perception and Adaptation of Agricultural Development Projects (In Case of Wolkait Sugar Development Project), North Western, Ethiopia. Adv Crop Sci Tech 7: 417. Doi: 10.4172/2329-8863.1000417
Copyright: © 2019 Dubale TK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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