• 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 1.1 BACKGROUND
  • 1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
  • 1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
  • 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
  • 2.1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: THE INNOVATION-DIFFUSION THEORY
  • 2.2 ADOPTION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
  • 2.3 SOIL EROSION AND PREVIOUS CONSERVATION EFFORT IN ETHIOPIA
  • 2.4 AGRICULTURAL INTENSIFICATION, PROPERTY RIGHTS AND SOILCONSERVATION
  • 2.5 THE ROLE OF LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN PROMOTING SOILCONSERVATION
  • 2.6 LABOR RESOURCE AS A CRITICAL ELEMENT IN SOIL CONSERVATION
  • 2.7 PREVIOUS EMPIRICAL STUDIES ON CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGIES
  • 3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
  • 3.1 DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDY AREA
  • 3.2 SAMPLING PROCEDURE, DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
  • 3.3 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
  • 4. SOCIOECONOMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF HOUSEHOLDS
  • 4.1 SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF SAMPLE HOUSEHOLDS
  • 4.2 INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SAMPLE HOUSEHOLDS
  • 5. ASSESSMENT OF USE OF SOIL CONSERVATION PRACTICES
  • 5.1 DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS
  • 5.2 EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ADOPTION OFSOIL CONSERVATION PRACTICES: LOGISTIC MODEL RESULTS ANDDISCUSSION
  • 6. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • APPENDICES