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Explaining disparity in outcome from community-based natural resource management (CBNRM): a case study in Chilimo Forest, Ethiopia


  • A. J. Mohammed
  • M. Inoue


This paper examines the constraints on achieving positive social and environmental outcomes from community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) in Ethiopia, a rarely researched country. A comparative case study on successful and failed CBNRM in a pioneering and influential CBNRM project revealed the important determinant for disparity in outcome to be whether the existing collective decision-making arrangements on use rights and benefit-sharing support the members to whom those benefits are salient. Institutionalising CBNRM in government forest policy and improving the capacity to implement it are recommended to improve current conditions.

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  • A. J. Mohammed & M. Inoue, 2011. "Explaining disparity in outcome from community-based natural resource management (CBNRM): a case study in Chilimo Forest, Ethiopia," Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 55(9), pages 1248-1267, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jenpmg:v:55:y:2011:i:9:p:1248-1267
    DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2011.640171

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