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Factors Influencing Women Community Microfinance Members Decision in Consuming Forest Resources: a Case of Nsieni Forest in Hai District, Tanzania

Author(s) Elia Somani Mbwile, Godlove Deodatus Rwekaza, Frida Jeremiah Mvile
Country Tanzania
Abstract Women community microfinance groups aimed to reduce extreme poverty among community group members and enable members to generate income which could be alternative sources of income rather than depend on overconsumption of natural resources including forest resources for domestic and economic uses. This study aim at exploring the determinants of forest resource consumption among women community microfinance group's members, the study used cross sectional design and was conducted at Ngira Village adjacent to Nsieni forest in Hai district whereby number of women community microfinance groups selected for the study was done by Probability Proportional to size and from selected groups number of 184 where derived to be involved in this study and data were collected by using questionnaire and the analysis of factors which influencing women community microfinance members decision in consuming forest resources were analyzed by using Binary Logistic model, study revealed that alternative sources of income, National conservation laws, Access to credit and Education level were significantly influencing women community microfinance groups members decision in consumption of forest resources at the coefficient of P < 0.05 probability level with the negative β = -2.603, β = -3.988, β = -0.040 and β = -2.020 respectively. While age, marital status, and gender of respondents were statistically insignificant. This paper recommends that women's community microfinance groups especially in villages adjacent to forest resources should be promoted to empower women's income to afford substitutes of forest products rather than relying too much on forest resource consumption hence forest sustainability.
Keywords Women Microfinance Groups, Forest Resources and Consumption
Field Sociology > Administration / Law / Management
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-03-23
Cite This Factors Influencing Women Community Microfinance Members Decision in Consuming Forest Resources: a Case of Nsieni Forest in Hai District, Tanzania - Elia Somani Mbwile, Godlove Deodatus Rwekaza, Frida Jeremiah Mvile - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.15361
DOI https://doi.org/10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.15361
Short DOI https://doi.org/gtn3zj

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