Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Woodlot Farming Adoption from Crop Farming in Tanzania: A Case of Mufindi District


  •  Yona Lumliko    
  •  Robert Makorere    

Abstract

The study stressed to examine socio – economic factors influencing woodlot farming adoption in Mufindi district, Tanzania. The study used questionnaire to collect data from 40 woodlot owners (sample size). The collected data were analyzed using multinomial logistic model. Findings shown that the high income generating expectation, land size, and assets acquisitions both influence woodlot farming adoption positively and significantly while education level influence woodlot farming adoption negatively and significantly. Basing on the findings, the study concluded that socio-economic factors that influence woodlot farming positively and significantly are income generation expectation, land size, and assets acquisitions meanwhile education level influence woodlot farming adoption negatively and significantly. Based on the findings, this study recommends that there is a need for government to support the woodlot owners by providing subsidies including inputs such as land, fertilizers, and quality seeds through Mufindi district officials so as to create employment opportunities among majority of rural households and raise their standard of living. If all these recommendations are implemented, then improvement in the income from woodlot farming would ultimately be realized.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-050X
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0518
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: semiannual

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