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Logging Concessions and Local Livelihoods in Cameroon: From Indifference to Alliance?

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dc.contributor.author Lescuyer, Guillaume
dc.contributor.author Mvond, Samuel Assembe
dc.contributor.author Essoungou, Julienne Nadège
dc.contributor.author Toison, Vincent
dc.contributor.author Trébuchon, Jean-François
dc.contributor.author Fauvet, Nicolas
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T15:58:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T15:58:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8212
dc.description.abstract "Sustainable forest management gives the opportunity to better integrate the way local populations use their customary 'village terroirs' in the logging activities. This requirement is explicitly stated in all forest laws of the Congo Basin countries but its implementation on the field remains under documented. In Cameroon, 30 forest management plans (FMP) for logging concessions have been reviewed to assess how they effectively include customary use rights. The integration of use rights into the FMPs is heterogeneous but always with very low enforcement. The weak influence of the FMP application on local practices is confirmed with an empirical survey that shows that natural, financial, and physical capitals in two villages of the eastern region of Cameroon have been little affected by the adjoining logging concession over the latest 13 years. Extrasector policies such as agriculture, road infrastructure, techniques, and land tenure are the real drivers of socioeconomic change at the local scale. Their impacts are facilitated by the presence of the logging concessions, which can contribute indirectly to improve local livelihoods." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject customary law en_US
dc.subject socio-economic systems en_US
dc.subject impact assessment en_US
dc.subject sustainability en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.title Logging Concessions and Local Livelihoods in Cameroon: From Indifference to Alliance? en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth March en_US

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