Resource availability, training and tree planting on private land: a study in a Bangladesh village.
Using a stratified random sampling method 64 households - 32 from participants in an action research programme in Social Forestry in Integrated Rural Development (SFIRD) and 32 from non-participants - were selected from a village in the district of Bogra, Bangladesh. It was found that non-participants had more land, labour, and tree resources than participants. However, participants grew more seedlings and saplings than non-participants. Compared with non-participants, more participants planted exotic species and the average number of these exotics was higher. Also, a higher percentage of the participants were aware of the intangible and environmental benefits of trees.