Quantitative Assessment of People-Oriented Forestry in Bangladesh: A Case Study in the Tangail Forest Division
This research evaluates the profitability of three different types of plantation - strip, agroforestry, and woodlot - grown via a people-oriented forestry program in Bangladesh.
Research Goals & Methods
This research is based on case study analysis and utilizes participant interviews, focus group discussions, and analyzing annual costs from the Tangail Divisional Forest office. From this data, the researchers were able to describe net present values and benfit-cost ratios.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The results suggest that while all three plantation types were profitable to people, agroforestry and strip plantations were most profitable given the overall investment.
Quantitative assessment of people-oriented forestry in Bangladesh: A case study in the Tangail forest division. Journal of Environmental Management. 2008;88:83–92. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2007.01.029..
- Forest Policy Laboratory, Shinshu University, Nagano-ken, Japan
- Department of Forest Resources, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea