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Forests for people : community rights and forest tenure reform / edited by Anne M. Larson ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Larson, Anne M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; Washington : Earthscan, 2010Description: xv, 263 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781844079186 (pbk.); 184407918X (pbk.).Subject(s): Community forestry -- Developing countries | Forest policy -- Developing countries | Land tenure -- Developing countries | Forest management -- Citizen participation -- Economic aspects -- Developing countriesDDC classification: 333.75091724 FOR Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Tenure change in the global south -- Forest tenure reform: an orphan with only uncles -- The devolution of management rights and the co-management of community forest -- From discourse to policy: the practical interface of statutory and customary land and forest rights -- Authority relations under new forest tenure arrangements -- Community networks, collective action and forest management benefits -- Regulations as barriers to community benefits in tenure reform -- Communities and forest markets: assessing the benefits from diverse forms of engagement -- Outcomes of reform for livelihoods, forest condition and equity -- Conclusions and refections for the future of forest tenure reform.
Summary: "In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua), it examines the process and outcomes of granting new rights, assessing a variety of governance issues in implementation, access to forest products and markets and outcomes for people and forests . Forest tenure reforms have been highly varied, ranging from the titling of indigenous territories to the granting of small land areas for forest regeneration or the right to a share in timber revenues. While in many cases these rights have been significant, new statutory rights do not automatically result in rights in practice, and a variety of institutional weaknesses and policy distortions have limited the impacts of change. Through the comparison of selected cases, the chapters explore the nature of forest reform, the extent and meaning of rights transferred or recognized, and the role of authority and citizens' networks in forest governance. They also assess opportunities and obstacles associated with government regulations and markets for forest products and the effects across the cases on livelihoods, forest condition and equity."--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Tenure change in the global south -- Forest tenure reform: an orphan with only uncles -- The devolution of management rights and the co-management of community forest -- From discourse to policy: the practical interface of statutory and customary land and forest rights -- Authority relations under new forest tenure arrangements -- Community networks, collective action and forest management benefits -- Regulations as barriers to community benefits in tenure reform -- Communities and forest markets: assessing the benefits from diverse forms of engagement -- Outcomes of reform for livelihoods, forest condition and equity -- Conclusions and refections for the future of forest tenure reform.

"In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana) and Latin America (Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Nicaragua), it examines the process and outcomes of granting new rights, assessing a variety of governance issues in implementation, access to forest products and markets and outcomes for people and forests . Forest tenure reforms have been highly varied, ranging from the titling of indigenous territories to the granting of small land areas for forest regeneration or the right to a share in timber revenues. While in many cases these rights have been significant, new statutory rights do not automatically result in rights in practice, and a variety of institutional weaknesses and policy distortions have limited the impacts of change. Through the comparison of selected cases, the chapters explore the nature of forest reform, the extent and meaning of rights transferred or recognized, and the role of authority and citizens' networks in forest governance. They also assess opportunities and obstacles associated with government regulations and markets for forest products and the effects across the cases on livelihoods, forest condition and equity."--Publisher's description.

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