Assessing local-level forest use and management capacity as a climate-change adaptation strategy in Vhembe district of South Africa

  title={Assessing local-level forest use and management capacity as a climate-change adaptation strategy in Vhembe district of South Africa},
  author={Chidiebere Ofoegbu and Paxie WC Chirwa and Jill J Francis and F. D. Babalola},
  journal={Climate and Development},
  pages={501 - 512}
Community-based forest management is a key climate change adaptation initiative in South Africa. It is aimed at enhancing the sustainability of rural household livelihoods and livelihood resilience against climate variability and change. However, lack of capacity at local household level could negate the intended benefits of community-based participatory forest management initiatives. This paper examines the local-level forest use and management capacity of rural households in Vhembe district… 
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