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Table 5 Results of ‘ordered probit’ regression model of the respondent’s perception of impact of transhumant practices on NRM

From: Perceived effects of transhumant practices on natural resource management in southern Mali

Independent variable Perception variables/explanatory variables (0 = Decrease, 1 = No change; 2 = Increase)
Incidence of uncontrolled bush fire Availability of forage resources and water Abusive cutting of trees Species richness of the vegetation Spread of invasive species Soil fertility improvement Incidence of conflict over NR
Age 0.01 0.00 0.01 − 0.03*** − 0.002 − 0.01 − 0.004
Bougouni district 1.55*** − 0.34 0.90*** − 1.1*** 2.54*** − 0.71*** 1.22***
Female 0.03 − 0.02 − 0.003 − 0.64* − 0.59** − 0.34 0.07
Illiterate 0.28 5.31*** 0.52 0.02 − 0.60 − 0.39 0.11
Formal education 0.71* 5.14 0.67* − 0.61 − 0.17 − 0.46 0.21
Farmers 0.25 0.11 1.50*** − 2.83*** 1.30*** 0.19 0.39
Settled pastoralists 0.02 0.26 1.40*** − 3.04*** 0.78** − 0.14 0.68*
χ2(log likelihood) 64.06*** 6.98 52.82*** 67.32*** 127.18*** 20.12*** 40.51***
Pseudo R2 0.35 0.06 0.33 0.43 0.59 0.12 0.26
  1. *Significant at the 10% level
  2. **Significant at the 5% level
  3. ***Significant at the 1% level