IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 6, June 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Tewfik Bamud Mohamed and Yemiru Tesfaye
Yeki Woreda forest is one of the ecosystem resources in southwest Ethiopia which provides several economic, ecological and social benefits. The contribution to local livelihood of NTFPs from the forest is particularly important. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the contribution of NTFPs from the forests to local livelihoods. Specifically, the study aimed at identifying the major NTFPs, assessing the subsistence and cash contribution of NTFPs to local households and identifying the determinants of household dependence on NTFPs around the forest. The study was conducted in three purposively selected potential NTFP Kebeles and a total of 170 households were randomly selected from the Kebeles using the proportions-to-size technique of sample allocation.