Participation of People in Participatory Forest Management in Jawi District, North West, Ethiopia

Abay B. Mehari


The study intended to coduct on determinant factors for participation in participatory forest management in Shimelegir Forest, Jawi district, Awi Administration Zone, Ethiopia from October, 2012 to February, 2014. By using stratified random sampling method, 151 households were selected to carry out a questionnaire survey with the aim to generate data on the socio-economic and physical conditions. Binary logistic regressions, STATA version 16, were used to analyze willingness of participation. From explanatory variables, land holding size (7%), livestock owned by respondents (1.7%), poverty (53%), understanding about the CBO (40%), education (27%) and gender (30%) were found to have a significant effect on participation and significant power to influence household decision on participation. Distance from market and distance from forest, HH size and age found to have insignificant effect on the decision of participation. Hence, different stackhoolder should conceder those factors specially; the researcher was come upwith as insignificant effect on peoples to decide participating in participatory forest management user group.

Keywords: Participatory Forest Management, socioeconomic and biophysical factors and Shimelegir state forest

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