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Voluntary participation in community collaborative forest management: A case study of Central Java,Indonesia

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This paper examines voluntary participation in community forest management, and characterizes how more participation may be induced. We implemented a survey of 571 respondents and conducted a case study in Central Java, Indonesia. The study's novelty lies in categorizing the degrees of participation into three levels and in identifying how socio-economic factors affect people's participation at each level. The analysis finds heterogeneous responses across the three levels and also finds that publicly organized programs, such as information provision and benefit sharing, are highly effective. Overall, the results suggest a positive perspective and further corrective measures for the success of community forest management.

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Paper provided by Research Institute, International University of Japan in its series Working Papers with number EMS_2012_12.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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Handle: RePEc:iuj:wpaper:ems_2012_12

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Keywords: Voluntary participation; Community collaborative forest management; Participation level;

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