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Fuelwood consumption and participation in community forestry in India

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  • Bandyopadhyay, Sushenjit
  • Shyamsundar, Priya
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    Decentralized forest management is an important policy issue in India and elsewhere. Yet there are few careful studies of the impacts of community forestry. The authors try to fill this gap by analyzing National Sample Survey data from 524 villages in five states in India. Their analysis seeks to answer two key questions: (1) Who participates in community forestry and what are the determinants of participation? (2) What is the impact of participation on household fuelwood consumption? The authors find that proximity to forests, leadership, and fuelwood dependence are significant factors in explaining village participation in community forestry. Household participation is strongly correlated with scarcity, a result that has implications for a recent policy to expand community forestry from degraded to less degraded forests. The authors'most important findings are that fuelwood consumption and participation are linked, and household participation has a significant positive impact on consumption. However, the presence of a village level forestry institution does not have a direct effect.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 3331.

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    Date of creation: 01 Jun 2004
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    Keywords: Community Development and Empowerment; Silviculture; Housing&Human Habitats; Environmental Economics&Policies; Crops&Crop Management Systems; Forestry; Silviculture; Community Development and Empowerment; Environmental Economics&Policies; Housing&Human Habitats;

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    1. Varughese, George & Ostrom, Elinor, 2001. "The Contested Role of Heterogeneity in Collective Action: Some Evidence from Community Forestry in Nepal," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 747-765, May.
    2. Agarwal, Bina, 2001. "Participatory Exclusions, Community Forestry, and Gender: An Analysis for South Asia and a Conceptual Framework," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 29(10), pages 1623-1648, October.
    3. Edmonds, Eric V., 2002. "Government-initiated community resource management and local resource extraction from Nepal's forests," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(1), pages 89-115, June.
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    Cited by:
    1. Arabinda Mishra, 2009. "Determinants of Fuelwood Use in Rural Orissa: Implications for Energy Transition," Working Papers id:2145, eSocialSciences.
    2. World Bank, 2007. "Poverty and Environment : Understanding Linkages at the Household Level," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7744, The World Bank.
    3. World Bank, 2007. "Zambia : Economic and Poverty Impact of Nature-based Tourism," World Bank Other Operational Studies 7553, The World Bank.
    4. World Bank, 2007. "Poverty and Environment : Understanding Linkages at the Household Level," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 6924, October.

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