How to Restore Forest Areas in a Smallholder Agriculture-Dominated Country?
- Sangaré Moussa
This study deals with ways of addressing more effectively the problems of forest restoration in a smallholder agriculture-dominated area like the southwest Côte d’Ivoire. An empirical estimation based on a probit model is used to analyze the farmer decisions concerning their eventual participation to the national program of forest development based on a policy of large-scale reforestation.
The results show that the main explicative variables of smallholders’ adhesion to this project are agricultural training, ethnic group, access to credit, the age of the head of household and the household’s residence area. Contrary to all expectations, some variables such as literacy, out-farm income, and the status of landowner and whole-time farmer do not explain the decision of smallholder.
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