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Forest-Based Communities in Changing Landscapes: A Comparative Study Across Four States of India

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dc.contributor.author Smith, Connie en_US
dc.contributor.author Tiwari, Shailendra en_US
dc.contributor.author Vyas, Vivek en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:18:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:18:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-19 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2009-05-19 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/30
dc.description.abstract "Traditionally, indigenous communities in India have been dependent on forest and common lands to fulfil their livelihood and cultural demands. However, land use, access and governance have altered dramatically over the last century, often resulting in conflict, degradation and privatisation of such areas. "Yet beyond this generalisation, processes such as colonial rule, population pressure, land tenure patterns and changing access have had different meanings in different regions and cultures of India. In this way, current common land issues faced by each region and community are the consequence of a unique history, demanding that development initiatives must necessarily be context-specific. "This study is an attempt to understand the specificity of common land-based issues across four Indian states. The four participating NGOs (Non-Governmental Organization) have a shared goal of working towards sustainable rural livelihoods and income security in their reference communities, but work in very different environments. "These diverse contexts have shaped the organisations' distinct approaches and strategies to development work. This study has been an opportunity for each NGO to step outside of its field of reference, to share understanding on the different concerns related to commons and forests as well as the diverse approaches required to address these issues." en_US
dc.publisher SDC-IC Intercooperation en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries IC in India Country Series 2 en_US
dc.subject forestry en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject landscape change en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.title Forest-Based Communities in Changing Landscapes: A Comparative Study Across Four States of India en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc Bangalore, India en_US

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