Rebecca Merritt Bichel*
Agroforestry has an important role like alleviating deforestation and low income and providing different wood products. This study was conducted to investigate major agroforestry adoption problems and constraints in Harbu kebele, south Wollo. Stratified systematic sampling methods were employed, and 5% (of total 54) of households were taken as respondent. Questionnaire, field observation and key informants were the major sources of data. Lack of knowledge to integrate trees with agricultural crops forced farmers to stay in monoculture production on exhausted land, this increases their demand of fertilizers and finally they imposed to high cost of fertilizers and increase the problem of shortage of land. It is true that farmers have been long ago pastoralist with drought and them farming, now the land is exhausted, so the best way of maximizing production is using fertilizer or adoption of agroforestry techniques and solving related problems. From the total respondents, 57.4% of them have a good attitude for the adoption of agroforestry technologies due to its benefit such as income generation, employment opportunity, biodiversity conservation, farm materials, sources of fire wood and charcoal. There are many problems so the concerned body should create awareness for the people to solve the problems of agroforestry adoption in the area.
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