How equitable are benefits and costs being shared in community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) programs? To what extent are the voices of marginalized groups shaping the design and implementation of community based resource management systems?
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2006South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2005South-Eastern Asia
In search of excellence deviates from the path that most authors have taken. Instead of dwelling on the failures and the negative, it celebrates the “good” and the many positive management efforts in the Asia–Pacific region. It highlights the many people who are striving for excellence in forest management and seeks to encourage others to emulate these positive efforts. Collectively, the story of forestry that emerges may be more about endeavour and ingenuity than greed, indifference and incompetence.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJanuary, 2006South-Eastern Asia
The Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific hosted the First Regional Community Forestry Forum for the Asia Region in Bangkok, Thailand, August 24 -26, 2005, providing a platform for senior level government delegates to discuss forestry policy frameworks and experiences from the region. Representatives from the governments of seven countries formed the principle group of participants, along with forestry and policy experts from a number of agencies working in the field of forestry in Asia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2005South-Eastern Asia
Community forestry has no doubt come a long way towards becoming part of mainstream forestry in some countries. However, its potential to make a difference in the management of the forestry sector and rural development is yet to be widely recognized.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2006Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia
Insight: Notes from the Field is a response to this need, and with this publication, we aim to give practitioners a forum to share field level cases and lessons in Community Forestry (CF) or Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM). In this edition of Notes from the Field, there are inspirational stories on Community Forestry in Thailand, development of Village Forest Councils in India, experiences on Public Hearing and Public Auditing in community user groups in Nepal, and how to improve buffer zone co-management in protected areas of Vietnam.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2005Philippines
Dr. Juan Pulhin reports how the forest sector is addressing this challenge with some ambitious targets that include: uplands poverty halved in 15 years; forests under sustainable management, within 10 years; healthy forest-based industries, within 5 years in this report.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2005Nepal
In The National Forest Plan of 1977, the poor and mountainous kingdom of Nepal recognized the need for the people’s participation in managing its forests. In an article for RECOFTC, Dr Keshav Kanel of Nepal’s Department of Forest, records the changes in society, governance and economy wrought by this gradual – but not uncontroversial – move to community forestry.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsJune, 2005Thailand
In the kingdom of Thailand, forest ecosystems play a pivotal role in the livelihoods of both rural and urban communities. Rural communities depend upon the forest as a source of food, shelter and income, whereas urban communities rely on forests to sustain the hydrological cycle and as a venue for recreational activities.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2005Nepal
"Although locals were unfamiliar with even the local term for ‘biodiversity' they readily understood the concept and its importance after a brief explanation. Furthermore, it became clear that, as a result of the security of use rights in their community forests, locals did indeed value species for their contribution to the overall health of the ecosystem regardless of any other benefits they may bring."
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2006Guinea
La Nouvelle lettre de politique de développement agricole (NLPDA) vise à améliorer l’efficacité et l’efficience des exploitations familiales et des marchés, promouvoir l’entreprenariat agricole grâce à la stimulation de l’initiative privée et améliorer l’efficacité des exportations. Elle va s’appuyer sur les dynamiques d’investissement privé, de production et de recherche de productivité dans l’agriculture.
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