Assessment Of Current State And Impact Of REDD On Livelihood Of Local People In Rungwe District TanzaniaJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.4, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2015-11-15
Authors : Fredrick Ojija;
Page : 288-293
Keywords : Key words Carbon emission; Climate change; Deforestation; Degradation; Livelihoods; REDD;
Abstract A climate change mitigation mechanism Reducing Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation REDD is anticipated to affect livelihoods of forest dependent communities. This study was conducted to establish this impact on livelihoods of local people in Rungwe District Tanzania. Data were collected through questionnaires group discussions and interviews from three villages Syukula Ilolo and Kibisi. Results showed that households annual income and crop production are higher after REDD implementation. The older respondents 40 years old considered REDD to be important for forest management compared to younger generation 40 years old p0.05. Similarly the older respondents considered wood forest products such as fuelwood charcoal timber and poles to be reduced. There was a widespread awareness about REDDs objectives among household respondents. Therefore REDD proponents should implement alternative sources of livelihoods to help local people improve their income and reduce dependence on the forest resources and eventually decrease deforestation and forest degradation.
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