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Seeing Farmers for the Trees: Community Forestry and the Arborealisation of Agriculture in Northern Thailand

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Andrew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:43:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:43:35Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-04 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2003-09-04 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/2229
dc.description.abstract "In this paper my specific objective is to critically examine the process of arborealisation in northern Thailand, focussing on the longstanding campaign for community forest legislation. While I acknowledge the significant political achievements of this campaign I suggest there is room for a more critical examination of the implications of the proposed legislation and the forms of community-based resource management it advocates for the management of agricultural land. I have no intention of denying that there are important points of linkage between forests and agricultural systems both in the form of direct livelihood activities and also more indirect environmental services however I do argue that these points of linkage are often ill-defined, and exaggerated, and do not necessarily justify the widespread elevation of forest management to a first order livelihood issue. Indeed the arboreal perspective that prevails in the proposed community forest legislation means that there is no explicit recognition of the legitimate role of agriculture in upland forested areas, despite the central philosophical claim that people and forests can coexist. To the extent that there is implicit recognition of agricultural activity it is brought within a framework of communal land management that raises important problematic issues in relation to current tenure practices and aspirations." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject common pool resources en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject forest law en_US
dc.subject agriculture en_US
dc.subject agroforestry en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Seeing Farmers for the Trees: Community Forestry and the Arborealisation of Agriculture in Northern Thailand en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Thailand en_US
dc.subject.sector Agriculture en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Politics of the Commons: Articulating Development and Strengthening Local Practices en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates July 11-14, 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Chiang Mai, Thailand en_US
dc.submitter.email lwisen@indiana.edu en_US

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