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Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST) 2020

Economics of Eucalyptus Private Forests Case study : Nertitei and Zalingei – Central Darfur State – Sudan

Ismail, Zakaria Mohammed Ahmed

Titre : Economics of Eucalyptus Private Forests Case study : Nertitei and Zalingei – Central Darfur State – Sudan

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Université de soutenance : Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST)

Grade : Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Forestry Science. 2020

Résumé partiel
This study was conducted during the period 2015 - 2017 in Nertitei and Zalingei localities purposely, because most of the Eucalyptus private forests of the central Darfur state found in those two localities. The overall objective is to study the economic aspects of Eucalyptus private forests while the specific objectives were include : measuring the costs, production, return and highlighting the constraints which affect the production processes. The study population consisted of 101rainfed Eucalyptus private forests, represented by a sample consist of six forests this sample classified into three categories according to area as follow ; small area category (small size sample) <1 feddan, medium area category (medium size sample) 1- 4feddan and large area category (large size sample) > 4feddan. Each category area consists of 2 even age forests. The primary data collected by means of field survey observations, personal interviews, and questionnaire. The sources of the secondary data were the records and reports of FNC and the relevant institutions, references and internet sites. The research followed the Descriptive Statistic Method. The social characteristic data about the owners and the general essential data about the forests were analyzed by use simple tabulation giving percentages. Excel computer program was used mainly for production and financial analysis. Specific forms (tables) were used for costs analysis, production and income as well as the specific equations. Money time value was considered in form ; of future value (FV), present value (PV) and net present value (NPV). Payback period (PBP) of establishment cost was calculated for every area category.The profitability for each category (sample) was evaluated through : Net present value (NPV), Benefit cost ratio (BCR) and Internal rate of return (IRR). The most important results concluded in : All the respondents having an education ranging from Khalwa to University and they have medium or large family size.The owners established and managed their forests by their self-finance

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