Livelihood strategies and the role of forest income in participatory managed forests of Dodola area in the bale highlands, southern Ethiopia

In order to describe livelihood strategies in participatory forest management arrangements in Bale highlands of Ethiopia this paper collected data using 4 quarterly income surveys and focus group discussions. Five livelihood strategies with different outcomes and levels of diversification were found. Business based and crop based strategies generate better income and food security. Forest income is a vital source of cash and critical for poorer households.

Author(s): 
Tesfaye, Y., Roos, A. Campbell, B.M. and Bohlin, F.
Source: 
Forest Policy and Economics
Volume etc.: 
13, 258-265
Year published: 
2011

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