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Illegal Timber Logging in Vietnam: Who Profits from Forest Privatization Connected with a Logging Ban?

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dc.contributor.author Phuc, Xuan en_US
dc.contributor.author Sikor, Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T14:30:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T14:30:26Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006-09-25 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2006-09-25 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/512
dc.description.abstract "This paper examines how forest land allocation and a logging ban influence the distribution of income from illegal timber logging in northern Vietnam. The Vietnamese government implemented forest land allocation in the 1990s, granting rural households legal rights to forest land. At the same time, it issued a logging ban in the early 1990s, criminalizing virtually all timber logging. Yet because of the demand for timber in lowland markets, illegal timber logging still takes place in many upland forests. Using commodity chain analysis, this paper examines the distribution of benefits derived from small-scale illegal logging among various actors as well as the mechanisms creating and maintaining access to timber for those actors. The paper shows that the benefits derived from timber are distributed unequally among different actors along the chain. Villagers and hired woodcutters are the ones who benefit least, in contrast to a village trader, a wholesaler, a number of local state officials, and two 'lawmakers'. These results indicate that forest land allocation may have granted villagers legal rights to forest, but in the presence of the logging ban, the actual distribution of benefits largely reflects actors' control over markets and power derived from state positions." en_US
dc.subject IASC en_US
dc.subject logging en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.subject property rights en_US
dc.subject poaching en_US
dc.subject forest policy en_US
dc.subject privatization en_US
dc.title Illegal Timber Logging in Vietnam: Who Profits from Forest Privatization Connected with a Logging Ban? en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Vietnam en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth June en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Survival of the Commons: Mounting Challenges and New Realities, the Eleventh Conference of the International Association for the Study of Common Property en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates June 19-23, 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Bali, Indonesia en_US
dc.submitter.email elsa_jin@yahoo.com en_US

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