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Table 3 Main uses of Prosopis juliflora among Afar pastoral households

From: To eradicate or not to eradicate? Recommendations on Prosopis juliflora management in Afar, Ethiopia, from an interdisciplinary perspective

Environmental good Harvests/year Value/year (ETB) Proportion due to Prosopis % of HHs benefitting Prosopis income/hh
Fuelwood, home consumption 119 2983 65 96 1939
Fuel wood for sale 153 5648 76 3 4292
Charcoal, home consumption (bags) 35 1712 86 18 1472
Charcoal for sale (bags) 1043 57,631 90 18 51,868
Poles for house construction 69 1664 54 52 899
Poles for house repair 26 210 68 47 143
Fencing (homes farm, kraal) 34 699 71 74 496
Farm implements 14 261 43 21 112
Household furniture 77 1636 17 4 278
Honey (litres) 48 5760 5 0.2 288
Wild fruits 65 530 4 3 21
Bush meat 12 2550 23 1 587
Medicinal use 49 1294 6 10 78
Leaves for livestock feed 175 3995 30 12 1199
Pods for livestock feed 136 3374 87 39 2935
Total   95,890 46   69,248
  1. Source: Field Survey Data (January 2014 and December 2013): The harvest per year, value per year, proportion and the proportion of households earning a given income are generated from household survey data. Income due to Prosopis is computed from value per year based on proportion income associated to Prosopis