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Table 4 Probit results on household-level determinants of SLM practices (2004–2016)

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 dy/dx SD
HH head age (years) 0.035 (0.021)
HH head sex (male = 1) 0.003 (0.021)
Land size in hectares 0.024** (0.011)
Household experienced erosion (yes = 1) 0.023* (0.041)
Household experienced drought (yes = 1) 0.011 ** (0.025)
Household size (number) 0.021 (0.003)
Adult equivalent ratio 0.013 (0.011)
Non-farm employment (months) 0.001 (0.011)
Steep slope plots (proportion) 0.211*** (0.032)
Mixed slope plots (proportion) 0.018 (0.028)
Manure/fertilizer use (yes = 1) 0.053*** (0.061)
Education of HH head (literate = 1) 0.031 (0.017)
Semi-fertile plots (proportion) 0.071** (0.037)
Non-fertile plots (proportion) 0.039** (0.062)
Extension advice on SLM (yes = 1) 0.053 (0.024)
Distance from market (km) − 0.031** (0.011)
Wet Kola agro-ecology (1 = yes) 0.241*** (0.028)
Dry Kola agro-ecology (1 = yes) 0.067** (0.046)
Assosa Woreda 0.261*** (0.053)
Bambasi Woreda 0.217*** (0.101)
Sherkole Woreda 0.042* (0.006)
Mengie Woreda 0.135* (0.015)
Number of observations = 506   
Wald χ 2(20) = 218.21   
Prob > χ 2 = 0   
Pseudo R 2 = 0.3232   
  1. *, **, and *** are significance level at 10, 5 and 1%
  2. Dependent variable: household that used SLM practices (soil/stone bund, grass strips) on at least 1/4 of cultivated land (Yes = 1)