Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Community forestry in Nepal

Ojha, H and Persha, L and Chhatre, A (2009) Seeing the Forest Through the Trees: Community forestry in Nepal. In: Millions Fed: Proven successes in agricultural development. International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC, USA. ISBN 9780896296619

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This paper describes the emergence of community forestry in Nepal. Community forestry implies that the state cedes forest land under its control to cultural communities. These communities become the primary caretakers and beneficiaries of the natural forests, with the state providing varying degrees of guidance and support through public policies and programmes. While community forestry in Nepal have directly contributed to improving rural welfare by increasing household access to both food and income sources, it is the indirect impact of these programmes that are the underlying success. Community forestry in Nepal illustrates the vital importance of 'getting the governance right' or providing the poor with the capacity to own and manage their natural resources.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: The research paper was published by the author with the affiliation of University of Illinois.
Subjects: Economics
Socio Political System
Date Deposited: 16 May 2019 14:54
Last Modified: 29 May 2023 08:08

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