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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Farmersí Awareness of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Smallholder Forest Carbon Projects

Oscar I. Ayuya, Job K. Lagat, John M. Mironga and Benjamin K. Mutai
Corresponding Author:  Oscar Ingasia Ayuya 

Key words:  Awareness, climate change, communication, smallholder farmers, , ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 213-218
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2011 February, 17 2011 March, 21 2011 May, 25
Abstract:

The objective of the study was to identify the socio-economic and institutional factors which influence the level of awareness of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects and in so doing to highlight the policy implications for the stakeholders when designing clean development mechanism projects among smallholder farmers. Findings shows that 23% of the farmers were correctly aware of the project and the results of the ordered logit model indicate that age, gender, education level, group membership, existence of tree farming and contact with extension services was found to influence awareness level of smallholder forest Carbon projects. To assist the community to adapt to climate change and produce sufficiently on a sustainable basis and achieve the desired food security under climate change challenges, the study recommends policies to increase awareness of such agro-environmental initiatives and that of extension providers should distinguish their clientele anchored on vital demographic characteristics such as age and gender. If the probability of younger farmers to be aware this initiative is higher, extension communications should be directed to such age group, particularly during initial stages project information dissemination.
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Oscar I. Ayuya, Job K. Lagat, John M. Mironga and Benjamin K. Mutai, 2011. Socioeconomic Factors Affecting Farmersí Awareness of Clean Development Mechanism Projects: Case of Smallholder Forest Carbon Projects.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3): 213-218.
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