A Conjoint Analysis of Farmer Preferences for Community Forestry Contracts in the Sumber Jaya Watershed, Indonesia.

TitleA Conjoint Analysis of Farmer Preferences for Community Forestry Contracts in the Sumber Jaya Watershed, Indonesia.
Publication TypeWorking Paper
AuthorsArifin B, Swallow BM, Suyanto S, Coe R
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleICRAF Working Paper 63
Call NumberWP0101-08
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Year of Publication2008
Pagination36
Publication LanguageEnglish
Abstractsustainable forestry management. Community forestry programs can contain elements of several of these instruments. This paper considers the design of community forestry contracts in Indonesia. In the research site, community forestry contracts are contracts between the Forestry Department and community groups that provide group members with time-bound leasehold rights to protection forests, provided that farmers abide by specified land-use restrictions and pay any required fees. Farmers perceive that the contracts represent a bundle of restrictions and instruments, some of which are explicitly stated in the contract and others that are implied by the contract. Conjoint analysis was used to quantify farmers’ tradeoffs among the explicit and implicit attributes of the contracts. The results of bivariate and ordered logit models show that farmers are most concerned about the length of the contract, and surprisingly unconcerned about requirements on tree density and species composition. An implicit attribute, greater access to forestry and agroforestry extension, emerged as an important implicit attribute. The results imply that farmers in this part of Indonesia would be willing to abide by fairly strict limitations on land use, provided that they can be assured of long-term rights to the planted trees.
Keywordscommunity forestry contracts, Community forestry programs, conjoint analysis, Indonesia, ordered logit
URLhttp://www.worldagroforestry.org/sea/publication?do=view_pub_detail&pub_no=WP0101-08
Citation Key1044