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Are we getting there? Evidence of decentralized forest management from the Tanzanian Miombo woodlands
Summary Based on a village study in Tanzania, the effects of decentralized forest management on forest conservation, rural livelihoods and good governance are evaluated. Tree growth is estimated to… Expand
Democratic decentralization in sub-Saharan Africa: its contribution to forest management, livelihoods, and enfranchisement
SUMMARY Efforts to promote popular participation in forest management in Sub-Saharan Africa have faced many obstacles and disappointments. Although promises of improvements in relation to forest… Expand
Assessing illegal logging in Ghana
SUMMARY Although high on the international forest agenda, illegal logging is often ambiguously defined and there is considerable uncertainty about its quantitative and qualitative characteristics.… Expand
Neither Fast, Nor Easy: He Prospect of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in Ghana
SUMMARY On the basis of a detailed case study of the High Forest Zone of Ghana, the paper challenges the common narrative of REDD as being fast and easy. The paper analyses proximate and underlying… Expand
The importance of local forest benefits: Economic valuation of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Eastern Arc Mountains in Tanzania
Abstract Understanding the spatial distribution of the quantity and economic value of Non-Timber Forest Product (NTFP) collection gives insight into the benefits that local communities obtain from… Expand
Does Participatory Forest Management Promote Sustainable Forest Utilisation in Tanzania?
SUMMARY Over the past 20 years, Participatory Forest Management (PFM) has become a dominant forest management strategy in Tanzania, covering more than 4.1 million hectares. Sustainable forest use and… Expand
Beyond buffer zone protection: a comparative study of park and buffer zone products' importance to villagers living inside Royal Chitwan National Park and to villagers living in its buffer zone.
Even after 30 years of strict de jure protection, today's de facto extraction of products from Nepal's Royal Chitwan National Park (RCNP) and their great economic importance to local households… Expand
Rural People’s Reliance on Forests and the Non-Forest Environment in West Africa: Evidence from Ghana and Burkina Faso
Based on data from 1014 households in Ghana and Burkina Faso, we demonstrate that non-forest environmental products play a crucial role in rural livelihoods, especially for women and the poorest.… Expand
Floristic Composition, Structure, and Species Associations of Dry Miombo Woodland in Tanzania
For the majority of forest reserves in Tanzania, biodiversity is poorly documented. This study was conducted to assess species richness (woody species), diversity, and forest structure and to examine… Expand
The scientific framing of forestry decentralization in Nepal
Technical forest management plans have become a precondition for transferring authority to local institutions in processes of participatory forest management. The plans are intended to safeguard… Expand