Garen, E.J., K. Saltonstall, J.L. Slusser, S. Mathias, M.S. Ashton and J.S. Hall
This study evaluates the experiences of farmers participating in a native species reforestation initiative in rural Panama to identify lessons learned that can guide on-going or future tree planting efforts. Based on the results of a questionnaire administered to program participants and non-participants (n = 68), we found that trees are important to farmers for multiple reasons, primary a variety of environmental and economic benefits.