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Renewable Resources and Conservation: Forestry

Welfare and Environmental Impact of Incentive Based Conservation: Evidence from Kenyan Community Forest Associations

Boscow Okumu and Edwin Muchapondwa
This paper focuses on whether the provision of landless forest-adjacent communities with options to grow appropriate food crops inside forest reserves during early stages of reforestation programmes enable vertical transition of low income households and conserves forests. We consider the welfare...
Aug 2017
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Determinants of Successful Collective Management of Forest Resources: Evidence from Kenyan Community Forest Associations

Boscow Okumu and Edwin Muchapondwa
Participation of local communities in management and utilization of forest resources through collective action has become widely accepted as a possible solution to failure of centralized top down approaches to forest conservation. Developing countries have thus resorted to devolution of forest...
Aug 2017
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Economic Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services in Kenya: Implication for Design of PES Schemes and Participatory Forest Management

Boscow Okumu and Edwin Muchapondwa
Forest ecosystem services are critical for human well-being as well as functioning and growth of economies. However, despite the growing demand for these services, they are hardly given due consideration in public policy formulation. The values attached to these services by local communities are...
Jul 2017
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Welfare and Common Property Rights Forestry: Evidence from Ethiopian Villages

Dambala Gelo and Steven F. Koch
In this study, welfare impacts associated with a unique common-property forestry program in Ethiopia were examined. This program is different from other programs, because it is two-pronged: a community forest is developed and additional support is provided for improved market linkages for the...
Mar 2012
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Contingent Valuation of Community Forestry Programs in Ethiopia: Observing Preference Anomalies in Double-Bounded CVM

Dambala Gelo and Steven F Koch
This study examines the potential for anomalous response behaviour effects within the context of double-bounded contingent valuation applied to community forestry programs in rural Ethiopia. Anomalous responses considered include shift effects, framing effects, anchoring effects, and others closely...
Mar 2012
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Does One Size Fit All? Heterogeneity in the Valuation of Community Forestry Programs?

Dambala Gelo and Steven F. Koch
Through the implementation of a choice experiment valuation exercise, this study set out to identify the set of community plantation attributes that impact the welfare of potential community forestry program participants. We employed a combination of choice models to evaluate the preferences,...
Oct 2011
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Demand for cooking fuels in a developing country. To what extent do taste and preferences matter?

Wisdom Akpalu, Isaac Dasmani and Peter B. Aglobitse
Overreliance on biomass energy, such as firewood and charcoal, for cooking in developing countries has contributed to high rates of deforestation and resulted in substantial indoor pollution which has negatively impacted the health of many individuals. However, the effectiveness of public policies...
Sep 2011
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