Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011
SND-ID: snd1076-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/ckwz-5y16
Tola Gemechu Ango - Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Stockholm University - Kulturgeografiska institutionen
This data set contains land use types for 246 fields in Gera district in Southwestern Ethiopia. I collected this data in 2011 as part of a PhD project. Twenty-one smallholding farmers selected for the study used 213 of these fields while the remaining (33 fields) were fields adjacent to some of the fields used by the sample farmers. In addition to recording the land use in 2011 for all fields, through interview with the land users the land use types in 1991 and 1974 were identified for 151 and 117 fields, respectively. Major events occurred in 1974 (the socialist military government overthrew the last feudal monarch) and 1991 (the socialist military government was itself overthrown) in Ethiopia have helped trigger the interviewed farmers’ memory of past events. Farmers were able to identify the land use types during the three reference years (2011, 1991 and 1974) for 115 fields. Of the 213 fields used by the 21 farmers, I recorded the coordinates of the boundaries of 208 fields with a hand-held GPS. Similarly, I recorded the coordinates of the boundaries of the 33 fields adjacent to some of th... Show more..
Dataset contains land use types for 246 areas in the Gera district in southwestern Ethiopia. Data consists of GIS files with additional data in excel format. Show less..
- Mode of collection: Non-participant field observation
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-05-03 – 2011-07-10
Geographic location: Ethiopia
Geographic description: Gera district in Soutwestern Ethiopia
- Funding agency: Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
- Funding agency's reference number: SWE-2009-134 (to Kristoffer Hylander))
- Funding agency: The Swedish Research Council Formas
- Funding agency's reference number: 229-2009-991 (to Kristoffer Hylander))
Ango, Tola Gemechu. "Ecosystem Services and Disservices in an Agriculture–Forest Mosaic: A Study of Forest and Tree Management and Landscape Transformation in Southwestern Ethiopia." PhD diss., Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University, 2016. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-128537
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