Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011

SND-ID: SND 1076

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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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Language

English

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Stockholm University

Funding 1

  • Funding agency: Sida (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
  • Funding agency's reference number: SWE-2009-134 (to Kristoffer Hylander))

Funding 2

  • Funding agency: The Swedish Research Council Formas
  • Funding agency's reference number: 229-2009-991 (to Kristoffer Hylander))
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Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

farmers, fields

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Mixed probability and non-probability

Time period(s) investigated

1974–2011

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Ethiopia

Geographic description: Gera district in Soutwestern Ethiopia

Publications

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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Dataset
Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011

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.

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Citation

Tola Gemechu Ango. Stockholm University, Kulturgeografiska institutionen (2018). <em>Land use types in Southwest Ethiopia, 1974 - 2011</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/ckwz-5y16">https://doi.org/10.5878/ckwz-5y16</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

Text

Geospatial

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tola Gemechu Ango - Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen orcid

Time period(s) investigated

1974–2011

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Non-participant field observation
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2011-05-03–2011-07-10

Number of individuals/objects

246

Published: 2018-12-20
Last updated: 2020-01-22