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Contribution Of Wood Products To Household And State Economies. A Case Study Of Sennar State. Sudan

Contribution Of Wood Products To Household And State Economies. A Case Study Of Sennar State. Sudan

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Title: Contribution Of Wood Products To Household And State Economies. A Case Study Of Sennar State. Sudan
Author: Abdalla, Asia Mohamed
Abstract: This research was conducted to emphasize the contribution of forest wood products to household and state economies of Sennar State. The specific objectives were (1) to identify, categorize and quantify wood product (2) to highlight influence of household characteristics on consumption rate of energy and construction wood, and (3) to estimate annual households spending on, and annual income accruing to wood traders and government from marketing of wood products. The research addressed households, traders of wood products and government sawmills. Primary data was collected by using questionnaires and market survey while secondary data was collected from office documents. The field work was carried out during 2010 in Singa, Elsouki and Abuhojar localities. Total sample sizes of 400 households, 25 traders and two public sawmills were used. Samples of households were distributed between localities and villages relative to their populations. Descriptive statistics, t-test and analysis of variance were applied for analysis of the data. The results indicated the high dependency of households on wood products in energy use where 95.0% and 93.7% of households depends on firewood and charcoal, respectively. Wood building materials are widely used in the three localities. The results show that there are significant differences in mean quantities of wood collected per day between the three localities. Unlike firewood, demand for charcoal and building materials is met by direct market purchases. Results reveal that marketing of wood products for energy and construction wood is Please purchase PDFcamp Printer on http://www.verypdf.com/ to remove this watermark. x widespread flourishing and profitable business with apparent contribution to household and state economy. Annual institutional income from consumer goods wood products amounted to a total of about SDG 1,123,100.0. Households’ annual expenditures on wood energy and building materials as consumer goods for Sennar State in 2010 were estimated as SD.G. 351,390,737.4 And 53,371,090.7, respectively.
Description: 93 Pages
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/handle/123456789/9442
Date: 2015-04-26


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