Sokoine University of Agriculture

Management cost in government and private forest plantations in Tanzania: Case study of Sao hill and Mapanda plantations, Mufindi district, Tanzania

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dc.contributor.author Malinga, Hamisi Iddi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-09T12:34:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-09T12:34:48Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/683
dc.description MSc-Thesis in Management of Natural Resources for Sustainable Agriculture en_US
dc.description.abstract A study on management cost in government and private forest plantations in Tanzania was carried out at Sao Hill Forest Plantation and Mapanda Forest Plantation. Specifically, the study identified management costs of Sao Hill and Mapanda forest plantations, examined factors influencing management costs of Sao Hill and Mapanda forest plantations and also assessed cost management strategies used by Sao Hill and Mapanda forest plantation all for the past five years. Socio-economic data were collected through checklists and structured questionnaires. Data were collected from the two projects treasurer’s offices of Sao Hill Forest Plantation and Mapanda Forest Plantation head offices in Mafinga. Qualitative data were analysed through content and structural-functional analysis. Quantitative socioeconomic data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical methods. The results show that average real management costs for Sao Hill Forest Plantation (SHFP) is TAS 520 000/ha/year and TAS 345 000/ha/year for Mapanda Forest Plantation (MFP) and is significantly influenced by salaries and wages (45.5%), soil ingredients (27.6%) and seed purchase (16.4%), fire protection( 23.1%), pitting and planting (14%), weeding (5%), pruning (0.9%) and beating up (0.6%). It was further revealed that the main factor contributed to higher management cost in Sao Hill forest plantation is lack of knowledge on cost management strategies. It is recommended that the government should use management costs as the basis for setting or changing royalty fees and also review the cost management strategies so that they can further attain the lowest unit real costs. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Sokoine University of Agriculture en_US
dc.subject Forest Plantations Management Cost en_US
dc.subject Forest Plantantions Management en_US
dc.subject Sao Hill plantations en_US
dc.subject Mapanda plantations en_US
dc.subject Mufindi district en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.title Management cost in government and private forest plantations in Tanzania: Case study of Sao hill and Mapanda plantations, Mufindi district, Tanzania en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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