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2008-10-31 | EfD Discussion Paper

Is There a Link between Common Property Forest Management and Private Tree Growing? Evidence of Behavioral Effects from Highland Ethiopia

Mekonnen, Alemu and Randall Bluffstone. 2008. “Is There a Link between Common Property Forest Management and Private Tree Growing? Evidence of Behavioral Effects from Highland Ethiopia.” EfD Discussion Paper 08.
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This paper analyzes the correlates of aggregated and disaggregated indices of common property forest management (CPFM) and the relationship between CPFM and the decision to grow trees and the number of trees grown in the Amhara region of Ethiopia.

 

There was considerable variation across households, but the average CPFM, institutional characteristics, and management tools indices suggested low levels of management. There also were significant differences in management of community forests across sites (driven by population size, population density, and forest size). A strong correlation between the different CPFM indices suggested that households perceived CPFM components as similar and thus indistinguishable.