エムディ アブデュルラ ラナ
エムディ アブデュス セレム
- 林業経済研究 (ISSN:02851598)
- vol.52, no.1, pp.54-61, 2006-03-01
This paper applies the cost-benefit analysis to the issue of participatory forest management (PFM) projects in Bangladesh. As economic incentive is the key factor to ensure farmers' willingness to continue in the PFM project, cost-benefit analysis of the project is very essential to understand the success of the project. To meet the objective of the study an interview-administered questionnaire survey was conducted on 146 purposively selected participated farmers whose plots were felled in 2003. The important findings of this study were (i) the PFM project was economically beneficial both for the farmers and for the government, (ii) the average amounts of farmers' share of benefit from the final felling were Tk. 37,260 in agroforestry system and Tk. 67,104 in woodlot forestry system, which were attractive amounts for a local poor households, (iii) the benefit-cost ratios were 3.54 for the agroforestry system and 2.45 for the woodlot forestry system, (iv) although the collection of total government revenues was higher from woodlot forest plots than from agroforestry plots, the benefit-cost ratio was higher in agroforestry plot than in woodlot forest plot, (v) the standard of living of 100% of the farmers had improved after receiving their share of benefits from final felling.