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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Ayelech Kidie Mengesha (2019): Impact of Rural Land Certification on Household's Decision to Plant Trees and Women´s Rights to Trees: In the Case of Gozamen District in East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsplanung (ILAP), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 109. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Trees on the farm are the key components of Ethiopian agriculture. However, in developing countries in general and in Ethiopia in particular, land tenure insecurity is the major limiting factor for tree plantations. To improve land tenure security and land management practices, the government of Ethiopia has established rural land registration and certification program since 1998. Accordingly, land certification system has launched in Gozamen district since 2004, however, there are limited empirical studies about the effects of land certification on tree planting practices and women’s right to trees. Hence, the study was focused on (i) analyzing the impact of land certification on tree planting practices and identifying the general factors that affect tree-planting decisions and (ii) assessing the impacts of land certification on women's decision and right to trees and tree products. For carrying out the investigation, 193 households were selected through stratified random sampling techniques. Primary and secondary data were collected and analyzed by qualitative and quantitative methods of data analysis. Primary data were collected through survey questionnaire, key informant interviews, focus group discussions and field observations. Descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, chi-square test, Mann-whitey U-test, and logistic regression were employed. Age, land certification, getting advice from experts, land size and perception about the advantage of tree planting were the most significant variables of tree planting decisions. Generally, land certification has a positive and significant impact on tree planting. Joint land certification has found to have a positive impact on women’s role in tree planting and decision-making power. Moreover, it creates an overall awareness of women’s rights to trees and land.

Beurteilende(r): Damyanovic Doris
1.Mitwirkender: Mansberger Reinfried
2.Mitwirkender: Gratzer Georg

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