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Is Community Forest Management Good for the Environment and the Poor? – A Review

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  • Priya Shyamsundar

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  • Rucha Ghate
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    Over the last two decades, community-based forest management has graduated from being an experimental strategy to becoming a much more mainstream approach. In developing countries, an estimated 22 percent of forest estate is owned by or reserved for community and indigenous groups. Now a SANDEE review paper looks at the literature to assess whether community-based forest management in countries such as India and Nepal can reduce forest loss and benefit local communities. [Policy Brief no. 54-11]. URL:[http://www.sandeeonline.org/uploads/documents/publication/944_PUB_PB_54_Rucha_Priya.pdf].

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    Keywords: Forest Management; South Asia; rural households; community forest management; forest resources; environmental point; Nepal; fuelwood and fodder; timber wood; Indian Himalayas; construction timber; employment;

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