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Contribution of Community Forest In Livestock Rearing in Chitwan, Banke And Dang Districts of Nepal
Binod Acharya, Gyan Raj Kandel, Anju Gharti Magar, Huma Neupane

Last modified: 2017-08-31


A study was conducted in Udaypur, Jyoti and Baraha Chetra CFUGs of Chitwan, Banke and Dang districts respectively to assess the contribution of CF on livestock rearing. Pre-tested interview schedule, KII were conducted to collect data which was entered and analyzed in SPSS-16. 180 samples (30 CF user HHs and 30 nonuser HHs in each districts). Likert scale technique was used to index the attitude of users towards CF. The result revealed that average LSU was 4.90 of users, higher than that of non-users (2.82). The study showed that 49 percent livestock raisers in user group were fetching grass from forest and 25 percent livestock raisers were utilizing CF as grazing place. The percentage of livestock raisers using fodder as primary feed for their livestock was found to be higher (60.7 %) in case of user than the nonuser (48.7%). Contribution of livestock was found to be nearly two fold in user household income than nonuser i.e. NRs. 86807.5 and NRs. 46647.55 in user and nonuser respectively. Positive index values were obtained for the statements: fund collection is good (0.57) and activities are pro-user (0.15). Similarly, negative index value were found for decisions are fair (-0.35), user fund is properly utilized (-0.31), used fund covers users interest (-0.26) and distribution system is good (-0.15). The use of forest products was not only found to be helpful in livestock management but also increasing family income.

Key words: Community forest, livestock management, income

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