Management and the Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Tree Species Diversity in Traditional Agroforestry Practices in Demba Gofa District, South Ethiopia
The study’s purpose was to provide a baseline of data on the state of woody species diversity and usage, as well as local knowledge and the influence of socioeconomic variables on tree species diversity management. Interviews and conversations with key informants, as well as a formal survey using standardised questionnaires, were used to gather primary data. The tree species richness was determined by counting trees in sampling plots of different agroforestry technologies among three socioeconomic groups. Secondary information was acquired from many sources. According to the statistics, the majority of farmers preferred to plant trees around their homesteads, woodlots, and borders. The trees were planted for use as fuel wood, construction materials, and soil enhancement. Farmers with greater money had more trees.
Gebremedhin Chameno Chalite
Department of Natural Resource Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.
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