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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2007

    This brief identifies the problems with the Thai Community Forestry Bill (granted in 2007) that had initially aimed to help forest communities preserve and manage their surrounding forest land and to transfer the rights of management from the central government to local communities.

  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    January, 2008
    Global, South-Eastern Asia

    RECOFTC and RRI co-organized the International Conference on Poverty Reduction and Forests: Tenure, Market, and Policy Reforms, which was held 3-7 September 2007 in Bangkok.

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2007
    South-Eastern Asia

    To celebrate RECOFTC's 20th anniversary, this collection of articles shares the stories of those who have worked to further RECOFTC's mission over the past twenty years.

    1. Tribute to the founder

    2. Birth of a movement: The later years

    3. Why communities manage forests

    4. Eyewitness to the first 10 years

    5. The second decade: In the field

    6. The RECOFTC checklist

    7. Alumni stories

    8. An overview of lessons learned

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2007
    South-Eastern Asia

    This regional synthesis paper is part of an overall effort to share the knowledge gained in five years, from 2002 - 2007, of implementing the Small Grant Program for Operations to Promote Tropical Forests (SCPPTF). The findings, lessons, and recommendations presented here emerged from the grantees’ reflections, site visits, project documentation, and discussions and inputs from the eight in-country teams, as well as from the key staff in regional support organizations.

  5. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    August, 2007
    South-Eastern Asia

    "Twenty years ago when RECOFTC was born, community forestry was just emerging onto the global scene as a viable policy option to restore degraded forests and to provide livelihood support for local communities living adjacent to forests. These two objectives remain today, but to them has been added a plethora of other objectives including poverty alleviation, environmental services, equity and governance to name just a few. In short, community forestry, along with other forms of forestry, has become more complex."


  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2007

    This literature study, conducted under a collaborative framework between NAFRI and RECOFTC, was developed to analyze the status of community contribution to forest resource management in Lao PDR and the modes and extent that communities are or have been involved in the different applied models. The report aims to give an overview of community based forest initiatives up to now, analyze lessons, challenges and opportunities and give guidance for future work.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2008
    Bhutan, India, Laos, Nepal, Thailand, South-Eastern Asia

    Debate over the potential of NTFPs for achieving ecosystem conservation and poverty alleviation has grown in the past decade. Concern has been raised that NTFP activities may not always provide the poor with the expected benefits, and could in some cases even act as a poverty trap (see discussion in Overview paper). Considering these concerns, the objective of this publication is to share experiences on how innovative approaches have led to successful outcomes such as increased access of poor forest dwellers to resources and markets, increased participation, and benefit sharing.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2007
    Indonesia, India, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, South-Eastern Asia

    A collection of practical experiences and lessons on Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2007

    This paper explores the conflicts between badly-affected local communities and logging and mining companies and analyzes how such conflicts can be addressed effectively.

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