Residents’ Perception of Impacts of Amansuri Conservation and Integrated Development Project (ACID) in Jomoro District, Western Region, Ghana

Christopher Mensah, Oheneba A Akyeampong, Kwabena Barima Antwi

Abstract


The impacts of Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) projects are rarely independently evaluated through well-designed studies and only a few studies have employed the sustainable livelihood. This study used interviews and focus group discussions with local residents in three project communities within a framework of qualitative research design to examine the impact of Amansuri Conservation and Integrated Development Project (ACID) in Ghana on the five livelihood assets of local residents. Results from the study show that the ACID project has led to improved income generation, employment opportunities and natural resource conservation in the communities. Some level of success has also been attained in the area of conservation through the establishment of a community nature reserve, while majority of the residents have also changed their attitude towards natural resource use and management largely because of motivation from the direct benefits.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/jsd.v6n5p73



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