Factors influencing the participation of people in Social Forestry Programme

Swathi Lekshmi, P S and Annamalai, R (2006) Factors influencing the participation of people in Social Forestry Programme. Indian Journal of Extension Education , 42 (1 & 2). pp. 96-99.



Social forestry means planting of trees which are useful for community development. Forests can be preserved only through people's participation and by creating a climate under which the poor derive due benefits from forest development. In this study, factors influencing people's participation in social forestry programme was studied. The study was carried out in the Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala State, India. A total of 120 fanners consisting of 60 small and 60 marginal farmers were selected using simple random sampling procedure from 6 blocks of the district where all the programme components were implemented. Out of the nine independent variables studied only social participation of the marginal farmers and occupation of the small farmers had a positive and significant relationship with their participation in social forestry programme.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Factors; participation of people; Social Forestry Programme
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:7125
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:28 Jan 2011 10:49
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