Participatory Forest Management in West Usambara Tanzania: What Is the Community Perception on Success?

Edu Frontiers Hussein Luswaga Ernst-August Nuppenau 24 PAGES (14814 WORDS) Article/Essay
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Abstract

: Despite the increase in forest areas and villages under the participatory program over the last two decades in Tanzania, there is little insight into the communities’ views regarding their participation. This study aimed to explore communities’ participation in the participatory forest program in Tanzania. The survey involved 159 households, randomly sampled from four villages bordering state and community-managed forests, in West Usambara Mountains. The factor analysis summarised three components of participation. Economic, decision-making, and protection activities are used to formulate the participation intensity index. The study observed significantly higher levels and intensity of participation in the villages around the state compared to those around the community forest. Training attendance, trust on institutions, and location were significant predictors of participation intensity of the households. In conclusion, the perceived performance of the participatory programs in achieving the participation aims has been moderate with better results in the state forest jointly managed with the community. Raising awareness and improving communication with villagers, fulfilling promises for the communities, and provision of more forest-linked interventions are recommended to improve the situation in West Usambara

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APA

Edu, F (2021). Participatory Forest Management in West Usambara Tanzania: What Is the Community Perception on Success?. Afribary.com: Retrieved May 10, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/participatory-forest-management-in-west-usambara-tanzania-what-is-the-community-perception-on-success

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu. "Participatory Forest Management in West Usambara Tanzania: What Is the Community Perception on Success?" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 29 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/participatory-forest-management-in-west-usambara-tanzania-what-is-the-community-perception-on-success . Accessed 10 May. 2021.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu. "Participatory Forest Management in West Usambara Tanzania: What Is the Community Perception on Success?". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 29 Apr. 2021. Web. 10 May. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/participatory-forest-management-in-west-usambara-tanzania-what-is-the-community-perception-on-success >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu. "Participatory Forest Management in West Usambara Tanzania: What Is the Community Perception on Success?" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed May 10, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/participatory-forest-management-in-west-usambara-tanzania-what-is-the-community-perception-on-success