Assessing Impact of Billion Tree Tsunami Project on Environment and Livelihood Strategies: A Case Study from District Faisalabad

Authors

  • Aqeela Saghir Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Baber Shahbaz Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Amjed Iqbal Institute of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Sadia Ijaz Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Shoukat Ali Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Rakhshanda Kousar Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
  • Rana Muhammad Amir Institute of Agri. Extension Education and Rural Development, Univ. of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52223/jei4012201

Keywords:

BTTP, Livelihood, Environment, Pollution, Green Pakistan, KPK

Abstract

The study aims to analyze the impact of the Billion Tree Tsunami Project on the environment and livelihood of the people. The main focus was to assess the impacts of this project in Faisalabad localities. For this purpose, primary data were collected through face to face survey, and respondents were selected by using the quota sampling technique. A total of 124 respondents were interviewed by using a structured questionnaire and analyzed through SPSS software. The results show that improved water storage capacity (Mean =3.95 and SD=0.927, sustain ecosystem (Mean =3.72 and SD=0.98) were ranked at the top by the respondents in assessing the impact of Billion Tree Tsunami Project (BTTP) on the environment. Moreover, the impact of BTTP was assessed by taking the perception of respondents on different attributes. It was observed that factor of labour opportunities was highly endorsed by the respondents. Every age group had almost the same perception of the impact of the billion trees tsunami project. The majority of the highly qualified people (postgraduation and above) had a more positive opinion about billion tree tsunami project as compared to those respondents who were less educated. The gamma statistic is 0.344 (p = .010) which demonstrate a significant and positive relationship between the selected factors. It is concluded that Billion Tree Tsunami Project imprinted strong footings in Faisalabad district as in the overall country. Further, it was recommended that the BTTP project one of the best step to save the environment from the adverse impact of climate change.

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Published

2022-01-11

How to Cite

Saghir, A., Shahbaz, B., Iqbal, M. A., Ijaz, S., Ali, S., Kousar, R. and Amir, R. M. (2022) “Assessing Impact of Billion Tree Tsunami Project on Environment and Livelihood Strategies: A Case Study from District Faisalabad”, Journal of Economic Impact, 4(1), pp. 01–06. doi: 10.52223/jei4012201.

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