Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Tola Gemechu Ango - Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen orcid

Description:

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Tola Gemechu Ango - Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen orcid

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1076

Description:

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

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Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

1974 — 2011

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Ethiopia

Geographic description: Gera district in Soutwestern Ethiopia

Unit of analysis:

Population:

farmers, fields

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Mixed probability and non-probability

Data contains personal data:

Yes

Funding:

Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) —SWE-2009-134 (to Kristoffer Hylander))

The Swedish Research Council Formas —229-2009-991 (to Kristoffer Hylander))

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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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Version 1.0:

Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011

Citation:

Tola Gemechu Ango. Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen (2018). Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/ckwz-5y16

Description:

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.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

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Geospatial

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Non-participant field observation

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-05-03 — 2011-07-10

Time period(s) investigated:

1974 — 2011

Number of individuals/objects:

246