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Table 3 Comparison of users and non-users of SLM practices

From: Household- and plot-level impacts of sustainable land management practices in the face of climate variability and change: empirical evidence from Dabus Sub-basin, Blue Nile River, Ethiopia

Variable Non-users Users Mean difference (P value)
HH head age (years) 46.4 43.7 0.00
HH head sex (male = 1) 0.9 0.8 0.87
Education (literate = 1) 0.4 0.5 0.03
Household size (number) 0.59 0.58 0.61
Time spent on non-farm activity (months) 3.5 4.3 0.00
Land size in hectares 2.3 2.4 0.45
Household experienced erosion (yes = 1) 0.2 0.3 0.05
Household experienced drought (yes = 1) 0.4 0.6 0.03
Adult equivalent ratio 0.3 0.3 0.72
Steep slope (proportion) 0.1 0.2 0.00
Mixed slope (proportion) 0.05 0.1 0.21
Manure use (proportion of farmers) 0.4 0.6 0.04
Fertilizer use (proportion of farmers) 0.3 0.6 0.05
Received credit (yes = 1) 0.3 0.3 0.24
Semi-fertile plots (proportion) 0.3 0.4 0.13
Non-fertile plots (proportion) 0.2 0.4 0.00
Extension advice on SLM (yes = 1) 0.4 0.8 0.00
Distance from market (km) 5 4.6 0.22
Wet Kola agro-ecology (1 = yes) 0.3 0.4 0.00
Dry Kola agro-ecology (1 = yes) 0.2 0.1 0.00