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|Title: ||Agricultural and Forest Land Use Potential for REDD+ among Smallholder Land Users in Rural Ghana|
|Authors: ||Appiah, Divine O.|
Bugri, John T.
Forkuo, Eric K.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Forestry Research|
|Citation: ||International Journal of Forestry Research; Volume 2016, Article ID 7218305, 7 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7218305|
|Abstract: ||Reducing emissions fromdeforestation and forest degradation with other benefits (REDD+) mechanism is supposed to address the
reversal of forest-based land degradation, conservation of existing carbon stocks, and enhancement of carbon sequestration.The
Bosomtwe District is predominantly agrarian with potentials for climate change mitigation through REDD+ mechanism among
smallholder farmers. The limited knowledge and practices of this strategy among farmers are limiting potentials of mitigating
climate change. This paper assesses the REDD+ potentials among smallholder farmers in the district. Using a triangulation of
quantitative and qualitative design, 152 farmer-respondents were purposively sampled and interviewed, using snowballing method
from 12 communities. Quantitative data gathered were subjected to the tools of contingency and frequencies analysis, embedded
in the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) v.16. The qualitative data were analyzed thematically. Results indicate that
respondents have knowledge of REDD+ but not the intended benefit sharing regimes that can accrue to the smallholder farmers.
Farmers’ willingness to practice REDD+ will be based on the motivation and incentive potentials of the strategies. The Forestry
Services Division should promote the practice of REDD+ among smallholder farmers through education, to whip and sustain
interest in the strategy.|
|Description: ||An article published by International Journal of Forestry Research; Volume 2016, Article ID 7218305, 7 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7218305|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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