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Reducing Poverty through Community Based Forest Management in Asia

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dc.contributor.author Mahanty, Sango
dc.contributor.author Gronow, Jane
dc.contributor.author Nurse, Mike
dc.contributor.author Malla, Yam
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T20:33:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T20:33:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8464
dc.description.abstract "Recent years have seen a growing interest in the role and potential of community based forest management (CBFM)1 as a vehicle for poverty reduction. Some analysts suggest that CBFM initiatives have limited potential for poverty reduction because they are prone to elite capture; focus on low value, degraded forests; emphasise forests rather than integrated NR based livelihood development; and because of the high transaction costs facing the poorest of the poor in harnessing high-value goods such as timber. This paper proposes that CBFM has the potential to help the poor cope with or even begin to move out of poverty, but this potential is as yet only partially realised. We examine the issues involved in promoting CBFM as a vehicle for poverty reduction and review selected pro-poor approaches to CBFM in the Asian region. We conclude that there are three key areas in which more work is needed by CBFM professionals in order to harness the poverty reduction potential of community forestry: governance, appropriate enterprise development and integrated approaches." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject CBRM en_US
dc.subject livelihoods en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.subject poverty alleviation en_US
dc.title Reducing Poverty through Community Based Forest Management in Asia en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country Nepal, India, Laos en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Journal of Forest and Livelihood en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 5 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 78-87 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 1 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth February en_US

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