Contribution of pine tree growing to the livelihoods of the local communities in Kaharo sub- county Kabale, Western Uganda
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There is a growing trend where by forest plantations are perceived useful in the reducing pressure on natural forests (Bull et al; 2006; Sedjo &Botkin, 1997). Forest plantations are perceived to enhance carbon stocks and conserve biodiversity (Hartley, 2002; Winjum& Schroeder, 1997). Industrial forest plantations are useful in providing socio-economic benefits such as jobs, income for the local communities and government revenue through taxes and levies (Charnley, 2006),and improvement of peoples livelihoods (Bull et al; 2006).