Title: Incidence of forest activities on poverty and income inequalities: evidence from forest dependent households in managed forests' areas in Burkina Faso

Authors: Boukary Ouedraogo; Sylvie Ferrari

Addresses: CEDRES, Université Ouaga2, 04 BP 8938 Ouagadougou 04, Burkina Faso ' GREThA UMR CNRS 5113, Université de Bordeaux, Avenue Léon Duguit, 33608 Pessac Cedex, France

Abstract: This paper aims to analyse closely the role and the incidence of forest income in reducing poverty and income inequalities among forest fringe households who are located in joint forest management (JFM) areas in Burkina Faso. Based on a cross-sectional dataset concerning 300 forest fringe households surveyed, poverty indices (Foster et al., 1984) and Gini coefficients are used to examine how forestry contributes to the reduction of poverty and income inequalities in these JFM sites. Our results provide significant evidence about the high dependency of forest fringe households to forest resources and the role of these resources in poverty and income inequality reduction.

Keywords: joint forest management; JFM; poverty; income inequalities; Burkina Faso; forest activities; forest dependent households; forests; forestry; forest income; forest resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2015.070238

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2015 Vol.18 No.3, pp.143 - 160

Available online: 17 Jun 2015 *

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