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Abstract: This study was conducted to estimate impacts of foot-and-mouth
disease (FMD) on producers' livelihoods in Borena zone, southern Ethiopia, using
participatory appraisal methods and secondary data sources. Livestock-related
livelihood options accounted for 31% of the total means of food and income sources
followed by crop farming. ... read moreThis study clearly showed that FMD had the greatest impact
on the cattle-derived benefits. FMD outbreak frequencies were found to be
significantly correlated to the length of extended dry season (r = 0.377). In
addition, FMD is ranked as the number one cattle disease after 1985 with significant
rank change (t = 12.04) as compared to 1984 and before. Considering the impacts of
FMD on peoples' livelihoods, FMD effective control strategies would reduce stress on
people's lives, improve food security and keep social harmony.
Keywords: Foot-and-mouth disease, Participatory epidemiology,
Socio-economics, Pastoralists, Ethiopia.
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- Jibat, Tariku, Berhanu Admassu, Tesfaye Rufael, Maximilian PO
Baumann, and Carsten J. Pötzsch. "Impacts of foot-and-mouth disease on livelihoods in
the Borena Plateau of Ethiopia." Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice 3, no. 1
(12, 2013): 1-11.