The challenges of deforestation on sustainable development. a case study: Kabwoya Subcounty Hoima District

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study was conducted upon the challenges of deforestation on sustainable Development in Kabwoya sub-county Hoima District. The Background, Statement of the problem was stated that despite of all efforts made towards environmental conservation by the government to enable sustainable development, activities of lumbering, charcoal burning, logging among others still exist as evidenced from NFA report 2007/ 2008, and NEMA. The objectives of the study were grouped into the general and the specific ones. The general was to assess the challenges of deforestation on sustainable development, the specific were to establish the causes of deforestation, to find out the effects of deforestation on sustainable development, to find out the challenges the government is facing in curbing down deforestation and to establish the solution towards deforestation. The study also handled the socio-economic benefits of forest sector to Uganda. the specific objectives study which were the causes of deforestation such as poverty, agriculture, Biofuels production among others, the effects of deforestation were climate change, loss of bio diversity and soil erosion, the solution was participation which should involve to all people. Case study of Kabwoya Sub County, the sample size was 120 respondents, the sampling technique was random sampling, Study instrument, sources of data was primary and secondary use of libraries, Data analysis, Questionnaire, Interview and focused group discussion. All those were well arranged and distributed carefully .Interviews worked on government employee and stakeholders. Data presentation and analysis as causes, effects, challenges and solutions were well arranged as per data from the field.. The diagrams that looked relevant were attached as well as tables that summarized the socio demographic characteristics of respondents The findings based on the objectives systematically. Summary, recommendation and conclusion of the whole research process. Recommendations were made to Government and NGOs, Local community, International community, general recommendation, area for future research and finally the conclusion was stated.
A dissertation submitted to the faculty of social science in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a Degree of Bachelors of Development Studies Kampala International University
Deforestation, Sustainable development, Kabwoya Subcounty, Hoima District