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Forests and the Landless Poor. Edition No. 1
VDM Publishing House, August 2010, Pages: 156
Ethiopia is considered to be one of the developing countries where agriculture had always played a central role in the country's economy. Although, agriculture is the back bone of Ethiopian economy, the sector is characterized by traditional farming practice and low productivity. Forests play an important role in the livelihoods of rural people as a subsistence safety net, and as a source of cash income, a capital asset, and a source of employment. Efforts put towards forest management practices in order to generate social and economic benefits in addition to their ecological importance; seems to have encouraging impact in reducing poverty and attain sustainable development. This study has tried to assess the contribution of forest management program in reducing poverty in woreda Medbay Zana, Northern West of Tigray Zone, Ethiopia. Result of the study showed that the participation behavior of landless households in forest management program is influenced by economic, institutional, physical and attitudinal factors. Matching results indicate that the Forest Management Program significantly reduces the level of poverty.
Ashenafi Gebremichael, Biru.
Ashenafi Gebremichael Biru Ashenafi was born on August 24,1984 in Mekelle. He completed his B.A degree in Cooperatives Business Management from Mekelle University, Ethiopia in 2006 and M.A degree in Development Studies from Mekelle University, Ethiopia in 2010. Now he is a lecturer in the Department of Cooperative Studies,Mekelle University.