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ISRN Forestry
Volume 2013, Article ID 902325, 10 pages
Research Article

Determinants of Household Decision to Join Community Forest Associations: A Case Study of Kenya

1Kenya Forestry Research Institute, P.O. Box 20412-00200, Nairobi, Kenya
2Department of Agricultural Resource Management, Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya
3School of Social Sciences, Mount Kenya University, P.O. Box 342-01000, Thika, Kenya

Received 11 September 2012; Accepted 3 October 2012

Academic Editors: P. Newton and P. Smethurst

Copyright © 2013 Josephine Kamene Musyoki et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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