Analysis of household participation in non-timber forest livelihood: evidence from Ido Local Government Area Council of Oyo State

  • V.C. Agbolade
  • J.C. Odozi
  • T.T. Awoyemi

Abstract

Forest resources are integral part of rural livelihood that can help the poor escape from poverty through channels of higher income from the sale of forest products. To support effective forest governance in rural communities close to forest sites, the article examined the determinants of Non-forest product livelihood participation in Ido Local Government Area Council of Oyo State. A multistage sampling technique was used in the selection of 120 households from which data was collected using structured questionnaires. Econometric results using Tobit regression revealed age of household head, non-forest income and forest income to have a positive relationship with poverty at 1% level of significance. Distance to forest sites was found to have a positive relationship with forest participation and significant at 1%. For forest product participation, age of household head, years spent in school, were negatively related but were all insignificant. Number of years spent in the village showed a positive relationship with forest participation at 5% level of significance indicating a direct relationship between forest participation and number of years spent in the village.
Published
2018-05-10
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