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Table 3 Association of household’s perception with various adaptation strategies

From: The effects of adaptation to climate change on income of households in rural Ethiopia

Adaptation methods to climate change Perception of households by community groups (%)
Pastorals Semi-pastorals Agro-pastorals Mixed-farming Chi2 P value
Livestock mobility 99.8 32.5 11.7 5.9 110.0 0.000***
Zero grazing 27.0 32.5 38.1 90.2 472.4 0.000***
Pasturing in own village 66.2 69.0 71.0 63.9 5.3 0.154
Use of selected breeds 23.5 21.5 17.6 22.5 4.6 0.199
Livestock diversification 45.5 16.5 24.1 23.3 143.4 0.000***
Off-farm 88.3 80.0 88.5 85.5 8.3 0.040**
Restocking 15.8 23.0 19.0 91.0 740.0 0.000***
Destocking 42.5 36 33.0 41.0 9.6 0.000***
Cropping 0 95.5 96.6 99.8 150.0 0.000***
Spate irrigation 12.9 79.00 81.8 94.7 47.6 0.000***
Feed storage 0 3.8 44.9 51.3 48.0 0.000***
  1. Note: *** and ** denote significance at 1 and 5% levels, respectively. Source: Collected by authors