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Scirj Volume VII, Issue IV, April 2019 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796

Socio – Economic Benefits and the Associated Environmental Degradation Effects of Osyris lanceolata (Hochst & Steudel) Utilization in Kitui County, Kenya

Mumbu Dominic Mutisya, Muusya Mwinzi and Kisangau Daniel Patrick

Abstract: The aim of this study was to assess the utilization and socio–economic benefits of Osyris lanceolata (The East African Sandalwood) in Kitui County, Kenya. Data was collected using questionnaires and analysed using SPSS version 20. A total of 120 respondents were interviewed. The results revealed that 78% of the respondents were aware of existence of O. lanceolata plants in their region. From these respondents there were two main uses of O. lanceolata wood products which included; medicinal and perfumery oil production.

Reference this Paper: Socio – Economic Benefits and the Associated Environmental Degradation Effects of Osyris lanceolata (Hochst & Steudel) Utilization in Kitui County, Kenya by Mumbu Dominic Mutisya, Muusya Mwinzi and Kisangau Daniel Patrick published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VII, Issue IV, April 2019 Edition, Page 1-19 ".

Search Terms: High value multipurpose plants, livelihoods, Conservation

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