WILLINGNESS TO PAY FORWOODWORK ENTERPRISES TO RECOVER DEFORESTED SOFTWOOD TREES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA

Abstract:

This study was carried out to determine the economic value of forest by Wood work enterprises for the reforestation of softwood Pine trees in Eastern Ethiopia, namely Dire Dawa Administrative Council, Harari Regional State and Deder district (woreda) of East Hararghe Zone. Forests in Eastern Ethiopia were the major sources of softwood Pine logs. Nowadays, some of commercially important Pine species are over-exploited and in short of supply. The study was undertaken with the objective of estimating Woodwork enterprises heads willingness to pay in Dire Dawa, Harari and Deder district for the recovery of deforested softwood Pine trees in m3 using a Contingent Valuation method in Double Bounded Dichotomous Choice format. Seemingly Unrelated Bivariate Probit model was used to examine factors affecting Woodwork enterprise heads WTP and to calculate the mean and aggregate WTP. To elicit their WTP for reforestation, 136 sample Woodwork enterprise heads were randomly selected from 1076 enterprise heads and interviewed. Among these sample enterprise heads 87.5% of them were willing to pay for the reforestation while others (12.5%) were not. The mean WTP of the enterprise heads was ranged from Birr 97.92 to Birr 174 per month per person or Birr 1175.05 to Birr 2088 per m3 per year per person and the aggregate WTP was Birr 1264343.04 per m3 per year and that could enable to reforest 88 hectare. From a total of 15 explanatory variables used in the model, nine variables namely second bid value, family size, capital, perception, source connection, profit, substitution, liability and distance turn out to be significant and all have the expected sign. Softwood Pine trees forest is of high value and therefore, policy makers, development practitioners and regional governments of the study areas in collaboration with the federal government should use this opportunity to mobilize Woodwork enterprises to combat softwood trees deforestation problem in the study areas by taking into account the study result and significant variables that affecting respondents WTP for reforesting this valuable resource
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APA

Daniel, H (2024). WILLINGNESS TO PAY FORWOODWORK ENTERPRISES TO RECOVER DEFORESTED SOFTWOOD TREES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/willingness-to-pay-forwoodwork-enterprises-to-recover-deforested-softwood-trees-in-eastern-ethiopia

MLA 8th

Daniel, Habtamu "WILLINGNESS TO PAY FORWOODWORK ENTERPRISES TO RECOVER DEFORESTED SOFTWOOD TREES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/willingness-to-pay-forwoodwork-enterprises-to-recover-deforested-softwood-trees-in-eastern-ethiopia. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Daniel, Habtamu . "WILLINGNESS TO PAY FORWOODWORK ENTERPRISES TO RECOVER DEFORESTED SOFTWOOD TREES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Apr. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/willingness-to-pay-forwoodwork-enterprises-to-recover-deforested-softwood-trees-in-eastern-ethiopia >.

Chicago

Daniel, Habtamu . "WILLINGNESS TO PAY FORWOODWORK ENTERPRISES TO RECOVER DEFORESTED SOFTWOOD TREES IN EASTERN ETHIOPIA" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/willingness-to-pay-forwoodwork-enterprises-to-recover-deforested-softwood-trees-in-eastern-ethiopia