Perception of Pastoralist Towards Soil and Water Conservation Practice in Pastoralist Dry Land Area: The Case of Borena Southern Ethiopia

  • Galma Dabbaso Wariyo Borana zone Gomole woreda, Oromia region, Ethiopia , Department of Natural Resource Management, Bule Hora University , Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Keywords: soil erosion, Soil and water conservation, deforestation, overgrazing


Land degradation, caused by soil erosion and deforestation, presents an obstacle on agriculture hence threatening the rural livelihoods in the country. Soil erosion is a global environmental and economic problem causing loss of fertile top soil and reducing the productive capacity of the land there-by putting at risk global food security. One of the factors causing soil erosion is highly intensity of rain fall and sloppy reliefs. The main objective of this study was to Perception of pastoralist towards soil and water conservation practice in Pastoralist Dry Land Area and specific objective was to assess the causes and consequence of soil erosion , To assess the biological soil water conservation measures ,to assess the pastoralist perception on different soil and water conservation measures and there effects. This study was under taken in pastoral districts of borana zone, more focus on dubuluk, Dhas, Dillo, and Yabello districts of the Borana zone of Oromia Regional State. Sources of Data collection  Discussions and interviews with experts of zonal and Woreda office agriculture and NGOs working in the area as well as key informants from Borana pastoralists were held on the study research questions. to achieve the objectives of the research, a multi-stage sampling technique was employed. Multi-stage sampling is a sampling technique in which large groups are further sub-divided into smaller, to get more targeted groups for the purpose of surveying. Sampling technique to achieve the objectives of the research, a multi-stage sampling technique was employed. From results and discussion Soil erosion is the process of degrading soil structure and removing the soil resources from the surface of the land. Therefore to conclude this study preventing soil erosion considering the community participation that’s their livelihoods depends on them will lead to sustainable development results. Recommendation the planning, designing and implementation process of activates should insure pastoralist participation and make use exciting local knowledge.


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Galma Dabbaso Wariyo. (2021). Perception of Pastoralist Towards Soil and Water Conservation Practice in Pastoralist Dry Land Area: The Case of Borena Southern Ethiopia. International Journal of Applied Sciences: Current and Future Research Trends , 11(1), 52-66. Retrieved from