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Social Forestry versus Social Reality: Patronage and Community-based Forestry in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.author Khan, Niaz Ahmed
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-16T19:06:06Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-16T19:06:06Z
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6093
dc.description.abstract "Social forestry has acquired great significance in Bangladesh as a strategy for both forest resource management and rural development. However, the local social relations and networks which dictate the performance of social forestry have largely been ignored by planners of social forestry projects. This paper examines one of the most dominant manifestations of such social relations, the patronage network, and its implications for the performance of social forestry in rural Bangladesh. Three case studies illustrate the varied and profound implications of the patronage network for the functioning of social forestry projects. In these case study areas, farmers participating in social forestry projects (the clients or Kamla) have a deep-rooted dependency on the local elites (the patrons or Murubbi). The patrons are able to offer farmers employment opportunities, access to local government and protection during times of crisis and from harassment by other groups. The patrons, in turn, use the patronage network to influence the selection of the target farmers for the projects, to capture project benefits, and to use the farmers as support bases in local political and 'power' struggles." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Gatekeeper Series, no. 99 en_US
dc.subject rural development en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.title Social Forestry versus Social Reality: Patronage and Community-based Forestry in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Bangladesh en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationpubloc London en_US

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