Deforestation: a case study of the cultural and economic dimensions in Kenya
In recent years, more and more calls are being heard in Kenya to curb deforestation. This is important because forests act as water catchment areas, trees sequester carbon dioxide from the air and most importantly, trees are highly valuable economically if harvested sustainable. The problems associated with the current rate of deforestation in the country are presented as those emanating from policy failures due to poor governance. However, this study addresses only the cultural and economic dimensions. How do cultures and economic hardships factor into the equation of deforestation despite poor government policies? This study further outlines most cultural and economic indicators that contribute to deforestation in Kenya and explores possible panacea to the problems. The point to be made is that despite the non-defunct forest management policies in place, there are other factors to consider and until the problem's root cause is identified, solutions remains elusive.
Wanjugi, Catherine, "Deforestation: a case study of the cultural and economic dimensions in Kenya" (2006). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1005.