Forest dependence and participation in CPR management: empirical evidence from forest co-management in Malawi

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Forest dependence and participation in CPR management: empirical evidence from forest co-management in Malawi

Forest dependence and participation in CPR management: empirical evidence from forest co-management in Malawi

The authors develop an endogenous sample selection model to investigate how forest dependence influences a household’s decision to participate in forest co-management program. Using data from Chimaliro and Liwonde forest reserves in Malawi, The authors find that where forests primarily have a gap filling or safety net role in Chimaliro, high forest dependency induces higher rates of participation. However, with more commercial forest uses and a more heterogeneous social context as in Liwonde, high forest dependency reduces the incentives for participation. The findings point to the need to design parallel interventions alongside the forest co-management program in order to provide supplementary income sources to participants and increase the incentives for participation.

Authors: Jumbe, C.B.L.; Angelsen, A.

Topic: forest management,community involvement,participation,economic dependence,forests,incentives,income

Geographic: Malawi

Publication Year: 2007

ISSN: 0921-8009

Source: Ecological Economics 62: 661û672


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