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SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF WETLAND ECOSYSTEM (IN CASE OF LAKE ZIWAY)

  1. Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  2. Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Version 1 : Received: 22 July 2016 / Approved: 22 July 2016 / Online: 22 July 2016 (16:02:46 CEST)

How to cite: Gebremedhin, G.; Belliethathan, S. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF WETLAND ECOSYSTEM (IN CASE OF LAKE ZIWAY). Preprints 2016, 2016070068 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0068.v1). Gebremedhin, G.; Belliethathan, S. SOCIO-ECONOMIC BENEFIT OF WETLAND ECOSYSTEM (IN CASE OF LAKE ZIWAY). Preprints 2016, 2016070068 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201607.0068.v1).

Abstract

ABSTRACT This study focused for socio-economic benefit of Western shoreline of Lake Ziway ecosystem. The data collected from two woredas they are Adami Tulu Jidu Kombolch (ATJK) and Dugda woreda of fishermen and small scale irrigation users. Lake Ziway great importance food and water for both groups of respondents and additionally sources of raw material, energy, cultivation, organic fertilizers, genetic and medicinal plants. Lake Ziway also has a major economic benefit for both groups of respondents. The sampled fishermen cached mean amount of 2,524Kg per year with minimum and maximum amount of fish 504Kg and 16,800Kg per year respectively and with this fish catching they got average income of 51,398 Birr ($2,570) per year with range of 7,200 Birr ($360) and 288,000 Birr ($14,400) per year. As like of fishermen small scale irrigation also got economic benefit with their production of cereal crops, fruits and vegetables. They produce in average 13.47Quintal of cereal crop and 69.56Quintal of fruits and vegetables per year and they got average income of 7,727 Birr ($386) and with range of 13,714 Birr ($686) per year respectively. this incurred that wetland ecosystem has a lot of socio-economic benefit for the people live near by specially for developing countries like Ethiopia they are more dependent on natural ecosystem like of Lake Ziway. Because of its high importance, we have to protect and conserve and use sustainably of Lake Ziway and similar wetland ecosystems. Key Words: Wetland ecosystem service; Lake Ziway; Socioeconomic benefit; Fishermen; Small scale irrigation users

Subject Areas

Fishermen; Lake Ziway; Small scale irrigation users; Socioeconomic benefit; Wetland ecosystem service

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