Payment for Ecosystem Services in Uganda
The study analyzed the suitability of payment for ecosystem services for Lake Nakuwa watershed protection in Kaliro District.
The specific objectives were to estimate the community’s willingness to participate in PES, willingness to pay and willingness to accept compensation for Lake Nakuwa watershed protection.
The study adopted a survey research design.
Primary data were collected using questionnaires.
Data collected were managed using MS EXCEL and SPSS.
Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression to determine the factors influencing the local community’s willingness to participate in PES, WTP and WTA compensation for watershed protection.
The study concludes that local communities are willing to protect the Lake Nakuwa watershed.
The study recommends that public awareness about watershed management should be undertaken.