This study examines the welfare effects of community plantations in Ethiopia via contingent valuation. Both singlebounded
and double-bounded surveymethodswere considered, and, with respect to double-boundedmethods, the
potential for anomalous response behaviour was also taken into account. The results generally confirmthat there are
statistically significant welfare benefits to be derived from community forestry; however, the range of the estimated
benefits is large. After controlling for anomalous response behaviour, the range of estimated benefits narrows, and
our preferred estimates place the welfare gain between Ethiopian Birr (ETB) 20.14 and 30.41 per household, which
is much lower than the estimated benefits without controlling for anomalous preference responses.