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The Impact of Common Property Right Forestry: Evidence from Ethiopian Villages

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  • Gelo, Dambala
  • Koch, Steven F.

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We use inverse probability weighting to examine the effects of a unique two-pronged common-property forestry program in the Gimbo district of Ethiopia, which includes Joint Forestry Management and improved non-timber forest product marketing efforts. The program was found to have affected household access to agricultural land, and, thus, reduced livestock holdings, due to program strictures. Furthermore, despite those reductions, there is evidence that the program had economically significant effects on other activities. Households were able to increase their earnings from non-timber forest products, partly due to an increased labor allocation toward non-timber forest product collection.

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  • Gelo, Dambala & Koch, Steven F., 2014. "The Impact of Common Property Right Forestry: Evidence from Ethiopian Villages," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 64(C), pages 395-406.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:64:y:2014:i:c:p:395-406
    DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2014.06.020
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