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Determinating factors for a succesful establishment of participatory forest management : a comparative study of Goba and Dello districts, Ethiopia

Teshoma, Alemtsehay Jima

Titre : Determinating factors for a succesful establishment of participatory forest management : a comparative study of Goba and Dello districts, Ethiopia

Auteur : Teshoma, Alemtsehay Jima

Université de soutenance : Universitetet i Agder : University of Agder

Grade : Master’s theses in Development Management 2010

Résumé
A Participatory Forest Management project run by Farm Africa and SOS Sahel Ethiopia in Bale region is operational since 2006 in four pilot districts (Goba, Dello, Harrana and Nenesebo). The establishment of the project has turned out to be a success in some sites and a failure in others. The objective of this study was to explore factors that explain successful establishment of the programme thereby assessing the effects of economic, social and biophysical factors on participation. Data were collected from 80 household respondents as well as from interviewees and focus group discussions from different sampling units/groups as well as secondary documents. Descriptive statistical tools such as two-sample t test, Pearson chi-square test and correlation coefficient were worked out to determine the relationship between variables. A logistic regression model was used to determine the relative importance of variables. From the economic factors, annual income, income from forest, and understanding the aim of the livelihood diversification programme were found to have a significant effect on participation. The two social variables used in this study perception/understanding about the Community Based Organization and household size are insignificant in their power to influence household decision on participation. From the biophysical factors, hamlet, a place where the respondents reside, is found to have a strong power to explain community decisions to participate in Participatory Forest Management. The remaining biophysical factors, namely distance from market and distance from forest have insignificant effect on the decision whether to participate or not. From this study in general, we can infer that increasing income (it could be forest income or total income) and changing residence of the society can increase the likelihood of household participation in PFM. 

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