University of Khartoum

Assessment of Extension in Sustainability of Communal Forests in Singa locality, Sudan

Assessment of Extension in Sustainability of Communal Forests in Singa locality, Sudan

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dc.contributor.advisor Alamin Sanjak Mohammed Ali en_US
dc.contributor.author Elhag Ahmed, Marwa Mohammed
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-23T11:47:12Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-23T11:47:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-23
dc.date.submitted 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/9417
dc.description.abstract The overall objective of this study was to assess forestry extension programs in Sennar State and their role in the steady flow of information and technical knowhow to guarantee the sustainability of community forestry intervention. Two types of data were used, namely, primary and secondary data. The source of the secondary data includes the Forest National Corporation (FNC) files and archives projects documents. The primary data were principally collected through face-toface interviewing. A sample of 147 households was interviewed. The main findings of the study were that; the activity of community forestry is autonomous or locally driven in the study area. The traditional leaders played a substantial role in converting the plan into reality in collaboration with the FNC which provided seedlings, extension services and assignment of parcels of land for the activity of community forestry. The objectives of the communal forests were provision of social services in the village besides the environmental and recreation objectives. The level of genuine participation was excellent or good as perceived by the entire interviewed sample. All the age groups were sensitized and mobilized to participate in the activities of communal forests. The participation of the local people was hindered by natural resource-base conflicts and distribution of benefits. Some of the factors that contributed to the success of community forestry activities are represented by the sound relationship between the FNC and the local communities where systematic extension visits were organized to cover the study area. Most of the communal forests were harvested more than once, and as far as marketing of the products is concerned, different methods were used for marketing the communal forests products (auctions, through FNC, village committee). The technical aspects of forestry are tackled by the FNC, while the managerial aspects are conducted by the local people. The results indicated that sustainability of communal forests in the study area is guaranteed due to the vital role of traditional leaders in mobilizing and sensitizing local people, and engagement of all age groups (young, mature and old) in the activities of the communal forests. The main conclusions of this study are that; the traditional leaders have a significant role in mobilizing and sensitizing local communities to participate in community forestry activities. The main constraints and measures of risk confronting the participation of the local people in the activities of communal forest are the conflicts with nomads and among the local people, distribution of benefits, land tenure and the participation of a limited number of youth. The main recommendation drawn from the study area; is the importance of replicating these succfull models of community forests in other areas that did not find the chance to be covered by the NGOs working at the study area. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Khartoum en_US
dc.subject Assessment,Extension,Sustainability,Communal,Forests, Sudan en_US
dc.title Assessment of Extension in Sustainability of Communal Forests in Singa locality, Sudan en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.Degree M.Sc en_US
dc.Faculty Faculty of Forestry en_US
dc.contributor.faculty Forest Management en_US
dc.co.Supervisor 154 Pages

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