umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Reaching conflicting environmental goals: Participation to forest conservation in National Kabore Tambi Park in Southern Burkina Faso
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Regional Science (CERUM). Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics. (Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden)
Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
2009 (English)In: Forest Policy and Economics, ISSN 1389-9341, Vol. 11, no 7, 468-474 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main objective with this study is to investigate how different household characteristics, households' perceptions about the security of land use rights, and the households' proximity to forests affect the individual household's willingness to engage in activities that are meant to promote sustainable forest management in Burkina Faso. To achieve this objective we use a multinomial choice model of engagement (or non-engagement) in forest management activities based on household data from 4 villages surrounding the National Kabore Tambi Park in Burkina Faso. The results show that the participation by household members in forest conservation activities is mainly determined by the three variables that are related to policy: membership in community based forest management associations, security of land use rights, and training. The current training programs focus only on forest conservation practices. To be more efficient it should focus on increasing people's knowledge about the benefits due to conservation and the threats resulting from the lack of forest management. Furthermore the results indicate that improving land use right security would increase farmer's willingness to participate in forest management activities such as community work and forest surveillance. Thus particular attention should be paid to the prevailing system of land rights and its incentives, or disincentives, for promoting sustainable management of the forest resource.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier B.V. , 2009. Vol. 11, no 7, 468-474 p.
Keyword [en]
Deforestation, Forest conservation, Burkina Faso
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-31435OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-31435DiVA: diva2:293042
Available from: 2010-02-10 Created: 2010-02-10 Last updated: 2010-12-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Authority records BETA

Brännlund, Runar

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Brännlund, Runar
By organisation
Centre for Regional Science (CERUM)Department of Economics
In the same journal
Forest Policy and Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 82 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf