Kebede Manjur

Kebede Manjur
Mekelle University | MU · Rural Development and Agricultural Extension

Doctor of Philosophy(PhD)

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Introduction
Mixed methods research approach, value chains, inclusive business, food security, land governance for development, gender, rural infrastructures (e.g. Road and transport, irrigation, ICT...) , institutions(agricultural extension, rural finance) and social Protection.

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Publications (33)
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In Ethiopia, climate change affects sustainability of several indigenous tree species. However, information on the impacts of climate change on the distribution and abundance of Balanites aegyptiaca is scant. An understanding of such effects is, therefore, critical to design alternative solutions. Hence, this study was conducted in Tigray, northern...
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The involvement of smallholders in various inclusive business models (IBMs) is being widely promoted in Ethiopia. The inclusion, exclusion and distribution effects of IBMs must be better understood, however, in order to make them more impactful. This study, which was carried out in three districts in northern Ethiopia, employed a mixed methods appr...
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In recent decades, small-scale farmers’ market orientation approaches have increasingly been adopted to tackle the problem of food insecurity. However, little is known about how this affects other non-market exchange relationships. The present paper addresses this knowledge gap using qualitative data gathered from small-scale farmers at three selec...
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In the drylands of Ethiopia, several road water harvesting practices (RWHP) have been used to supplement rain-fed agriculture. However, factors affecting adoption of RWHP and their impacts were not studied systematically. Understanding the factors influencing the adoption of RWHP for sustainable agricultural intensification and climate resilience i...
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Group-based contracts are stimulated by food and agricultural development programs as powerful tools for risk-sharing. In successful groups social capital serves as a catalyst for risk prevention and knowledge sharing. It is however difficult to deal with catastrophic risk. In this paper we ask whether and how group-based contracts have been innova...
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For many decades, food security has been a top priority in national and global policy. Following the increased complexity of food insecurity, various strategies have been implemented over the past decade as a way to improve food security. Recently, there is a shift towards inclusive business models in which various actors along the value chain are...
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Infrastructure development (including roads and railways) are among the major investments in many countries in Africa. Road hydraulic structures (road side drainages, culverts and bridges) are mostly designed to discharge concentrated flow of water. Unmanaged water from roads could lead to erosion, flooding, water logging, siltation, and even lands...
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This study investigated the engagement of men, women spouses (WS) and women heads-of-household (WHH) in the planning and construction of rural roads in two Ethiopian districts of Tigray and Amhara, and the differential impacts of rural roads on the mobility and transport of men, WS and WHH. The fieldwork established that there is a strong demand am...
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Food security has become a major problem in Ethiopia. To reverse the situation, inclusive businesses, such as malt barley production, are being promoted. However, the determinants of inclusion in the malt barley industry and the food security impacts of inclusion have not been studied systematically. Thus, the objectives of the present research wer...
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In Ethiopia, there have been increased efforts to promote market-oriented vegetable production. Given that food security is a crucial issue in Ethiopia, the question is whether market-oriented vegetable production will actually help farmers to become more food secure. Using a mixed methods approach, the present research gathered empirical evidence...
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In Ethiopia, there have been increased efforts to promote market-oriented vegetable production. Given that food security is a crucial issue in Ethiopia, the question is whether market-oriented vegetable production will actually help farmers to become more food secure. Using a mixed methods approach, the present research gathered empirical evidence...
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With an investment of 7–10 billion USD in sub-Saharan Africa, the development of roads is a major factor in the change of landscapes and the drainage patterns. Thus, roads often act as conveyance systems, but the impact is often negative, leading to erosion, waterlogging and flooding. These impacts come down hardest on the more vulnerable and least...
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This study examined the household level factors affecting the intensity of crop commercialization and its impacts on livelihood of smallholder farmers. The study was conducted in six villages/tabias in the Tigray Region, Ethiopia. The estimated results showed that ownership of oxen, amount and quality of yield harvested, and training on crop market...
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This study aimed at analyzing ecologically organic dryland orange fruit value chain and its associated challenges in Northern Ethiopia. Data were collected from farmers, experts, traders and consumers. Results of this study indicate that distribution of benefi ts among the value chain actors differ substantially. Above all, little focus was given f...
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Inclusiveness, with its emphasis on productive employment, has become central in development policy. From this perspective, unwaged-work is condemned for not being sufficiently productive; that is, for failing to lift incomes above a poverty threshold. However, insights from the sociology of work reveal a range of unwaged activities that are potent...
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This study was designed to select and pilot agro-innovation clusters in the mandate areas of Mekelle University, namely Enderta, Raya Azebo and Wukro kiltewlaelo. Farmers at the grass root level and stakeholders at different levels have identified criteria for the selection of agro-innovation enterprise clusters. These are: 1) profitability, 2) pot...
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Rural roads are built to improve people’s mobility and to enhance access to markets, administrative centres, schools and health posts, and are credited with important socio-economic changes. A less studied aspect is the impact of roads on hydrological resources, as roads interact with existing surface and groundwater flows, redistributing water-rel...
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One of the key messages emerging out of the recent IPCC reports is that the climate change is real, happening and will continue to happen for the foreseeable future , irrespective of what happens to future greenhouse gas emissions . The report also estimates wi th high confidence that the negative impacts on agriculture outweigh the positives w...
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This study was conducted to examine livelihood diversification strategies among men and women farm households in Begasheka and Debrekidan watersheds of Northern Ethiopia. The essential data were collected from 182 farm households. Descriptive statistics and Binary Logistic Regression Model (BLGM) were deployed to analyse the data. Three groups of l...
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Extension contributes knowledge and skill of farmers to adopt improved techniques. Past extension program in Ethiopia was not based on a long-term strategic vision. Current extension system is also blamed on many functions, regardless of its importance in input delivery and commodity transfer system. Extension system in the study area was not studi...
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program in Ethiopia was not based on a long-term strategic vision. Current extension system is also blamed on many functions, regardless of its importance in input delivery and commodity transfer system. Extension system in the study area was not studied systematically. Hence, this study is designed to fulfill this knowledge gap. Production functio...
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Extension contributes knowledge and skill of farmers to adopt improved techniques. Past extension program in Ethiopia was not based on a long-term strategic vision. Current extension system is also blamed on many functions, regardless of its importance in input delivery and commodity transfer system. Extension system in the study area was not studi...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Ecofarm project, financially and technically supported by the Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) and NORAGRIC respectively, was launched in Ethiopia with the objectives to increase farmers’ income, to reduce farmers’ vulnerability to climate change, to improve human nutrition, and preserve the environment. This was done through...
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In the wake of the resource constraints for external farm inputs faced by farmers in developing countries, sustainable agriculture practices that rely on renewable local or farm resources present desirable options for enhancing agriculture productivity. In this study, plot-level data from the semi-arid region of Ethiopia, Tigray are used to investi...
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In the wake of resource constraints faced by farmers in developing countries in using external farm inputs, sustainable agricultural production practices that rely on local or farm renewable resources present desirable options for enhancing agricultural productivity. In this paper we use plot-level data from the semi-arid region of Ethiopia, Tigray...
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Accelerated land degradation has become the major threat to rural livelihood and sustainable natural resource management in the Tigray Region as a whole. The concerned government agencies and NGOs have been making efforts to reverse the situation in terms of promotion of better land management practices such as the use of chemical fertilizer, compo...

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Build the capacity of organic fruits and vegetables farmers on marketing knowledge and skills development, and Build market network on organic fruits and vegetables among different actors.