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Title: An Assessment of Forest Resource Conservation and Development Strategy in the Case of Ameya Woreda South West Shewa Zone, Oromia Regional State
Authors: Tesfaye, Erpasa
Advisors: Dr. Minas Hiruy
Copyright: Nov-2010
Date Added: 17-Jun-2012
Abstract: Deforestation has taken place, and is still taking place, in proportions that are beyond any expectations. The existing production capacity of the remaining forest is small while the demand for forest output is tremendous and growing by the day. The present demand is many times over the present supply and the gap is widening. The proximate and underlying causes to these problems in the forestry sector are many and varied. Some of the major cross-cutting issues include; macro economic and inter-sectoral effects, land use conflicts in forests and forest fringes, structure and operations of forests and forest fringes, structure and operations of forest related institution, current forestry strategies, land and tree tenure, and consolidated forest policy statement at the national level. In combating these issues and in order to bring about sustainable production of forest goods and services, we need to look at alternative form of land use to nature forests, issues related to sustainable land use in forest and forest fringes, decentralization and institutions. The concern of this research is, therefore, to assess forest resource conservation strategy, state of implementation of the strategy, gaps in implementation and level of community participation in the program by taking Ameya Woreda, South West Showa Zone, Oromia regional state as a case study. The study has employed structured interview, personal observation, and focus group discussion methods to obtain necessary information. The information obtained is analyzed using descriptive statistics. The result of the study has revealed that even if different strategies have been employed to conserve forest resource of the woreda there are many problems that can affect its effectiveness. To mention agricultural land expansion, increased demand for fuel wood, free reaming livestock and willing participation of the community are some of it however, the opinions of the farmer indicate that currently, the number and types of tree they do have on their private plot is increasing. As the result, there have been relative improvements in resource conservation of the area.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3195
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