Linkages Between Community Forestry and Poverty | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
October 2004
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
recoftc:165
Copyright details: 
Copyright © RECOFTC 2004

RECOFTC conducted a review of the linkages between community forestry and poverty, with an emphasis on Asia. The analysis shows that clear empirical evidence exists, demonstrating that community forestry has provided tangible benefits to poor people. However, the evidence is limited to a few cases and there is no clear indication that these benefits have been scaled-up across a wider range. This has been a general pattern across the whole development sector, not just within forestry.

Until recently, there have not been specific strategies for addressing poverty through community forestry. Rather, agendas have focused on indigenous people and improving the environment. The review demonstrates the large, untapped potential of community forestry to deliver poverty related outcomes and to scale-up these approaches.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Don Gilmour
Yam Malla and Mike Nurse

Publisher(s): 

RECOFTC


RECOFTC is derived from an abbreviated form of the organization's legal name, Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific. Formerly the organization was known as RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.


 


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RECOFTC


RECOFTC is derived from an abbreviated form of the organization's legal name, Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific. Formerly the organization was known as RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests.


 


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