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Factors influencing households’ participation in forest management in the northern region of Ghana

Jamal Mohammed, Anthony Kofi Osei-Fosu, Hadrat Yusif


This study assessed the factors influencing households’ participation in forest management. The specific objective was to identify the determinants of households’ participation in forest management in the Northern Region of Ghana. The study used the purposive sampling to sample respondents from six (6) communities within the Tamale forest districts and the sample size was three hundred and seventy (370). The logistic regression result showed that, sex, age, household size, education, marital status, benefit and location of the forest influenced households’ participation in forest management. The results showed that, all the sociodemographic characteristics of the respondents were significant in determining participation in forest management. The study recommended that, the government of Ghana should intensify awareness creation and public education on the need for collaborative forest management between local communities and forest management staff.


Households Participation; Forest Management; Logistic Regression

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