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Title: FACTORS AFFECTING THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF FOREST DEPENDENT MANJA COMMUNITY TOWARDS FOREST CONSERVATION IN KAFFA ZONE, SNNPR
Authors: TEWODROS, WULETAW
Advisors: Dr. Terefe Degefa,
Copyright: 2008
Date Added: 24-Dec-2008
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: A significant percentage of the world population has a direct relationship with forest and trees. Specifically in the developing countries there are communities that live within or immediately adjacent to forested land and obtain their livelihood directly from the forest. As part of this the Manja community in Ethiopia, one of the community in the Kefa zone of SNNPR, inhabits in and around Bonga natural forest and depends on the forest for their subsistence. This study was conducted to assess and explain factors that influence the knowledge, attitude and practice of the Manja community towards forest conservation. In light of this, both primary data and secondary data were used. Primary data was obtained through structured questionnaire, key informant information and focus group discussion. Secondary data was obtained from published and unpublished materials, books, journals, project reports and maps. A total of 422 sample respondents were identified using simple random sampling technique. The analysis is made at individual level on the basis of bi-variate and multi-variate methods. The result of bivariate analysis showed that the demographic and socio-economic factors had relationship with respondents’ knowledge, attitude and practice. Moreover, large proportion of the respondents had no knowledge, negative attitude and poor practice of forest conservation. This situation had been observed across all the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents. The multi-variate analysis also showed that sex, marital status, family size, literacy status, and occupation were found to be significantly related to knowledge and attitude. However, age, land ownership and contact with conservation agents were only significantly related to attitude. Based on the findings, the following points of recommendations were stated: providing environmental education, improving the social dimension of the Manja community, searching alternative sources of income and continuing the work done by NGOs.
Description: A THESIS SUBMITTED TO SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POPULATION STUDIES (POPULATION, ENVIRONMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1868
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Thesis - Population Studies

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