Joint management for forest lands: Experiences from South Asia

TitleJoint management for forest lands: Experiences from South Asia
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsPoffenberger, M
Number of Pages49
Date PublishedJanuary 1990
PublisherFord Foundation
CityNew Delhi, India
Keywordsagroforestry; Bengal; common property; community forestry; India; land tenure; land use; Nepal; participatory research; social forestry

This paper briefly examines three regions within South Asia where poor land management is causing environmental degradation and social and economic problems for rural communities. Within each setting, an example is given of a government agency which is attempting to improve land management through partnerships with community groups. The experiences of each program are discussed and assesed in terms of the productivity, equity, and sustainability of emerging joint management systems. The paper concludes by describing Foundation efforts to support forest agencies developing new approaches to participatory management. (author)

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Short TitleJoint management for forest lands