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Hanging in the balance : equity in community-based natural resource management in Asia

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Title:Hanging in the balance : equity in community-based natural resource management in Asia
Contributors:Mahanty, Sango (editor)
Fox, Jefferson (editor)
Nurse, Michael (editor)
Stephen, Peter (editor)
McLees, Leslie (editor)
LC Subject Headings:Natural resources - Management - Citizen participation - Congresses
Community forestry - Southeast Asia - Congresses
Forest management - Citizen participation - Southeast Asia - Congresses
Sustainable development - Southeast Asia - Congresses
Date Issued:2006
Publisher:Bangkok: RECOFTC (Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific); Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract:The Millennium Development Goals remind us of the fundamental relationship between poverty reduction and equitable and sustainable development. Community based approaches to natural resource management aim to work on these processes concurrently. However, there are diverse views on the effectiveness of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in supporting benefit sharing and increasing the voice of marginalized groups. This book brings together a set of papers that particularly examine the potential of CBNRM initiatives to contribute to equity in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. These papers were developed at the 'Eleventh Workshop on Community Management of Forest Lands: Equity in CBNRM,' which was co-facilitated by the East-West Center and RECOFTC and funded by the Ford Foundation.
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Table of Contents:Introduction: Equity in community-based resource management / Sango Mahanty, Jefferson Fox, Leslie McLees, Michael Nurse, Peter Stephen -- Indicating success: evaluation of community protected areas in Cambodia / Socheat Leakhena San -- Total factor productivity change and poverty reduction in China: experiences from three counties / Can Liu -- Who is in? who is out? equity and customary community forest management in Meghalaya, India / A. Kyrham Nongkynrih -- Managing forest with community (PHBM) in Central Java: promoting equity in access to NTFPs / Diah Djajanti -- Enabling policy and procedures in a national park: a struggle for equity case study in Kuningan Districts, West Java / Ratna Isnaini -- Impacts of cash crops on rural livelihoods: a case study from Muang Sing, Luang Namtha Province, Northern Lao PDR / Thongmanivong Sithong, Vongvisouk Thoumthone -- Do civil society organizations promote equity in community forestry? a reflection from Nepal's experiences / Harisharan Luintel -- Widening the gap between Terai and Hill farmers in Nepal: the implications of the new forest policy 2000 / Bhola Bhattarai -- Promoting equity: a challenge in the implementation of community-based forest management strategy in the Philippines / Domingo T. Bacalla -- Improving rural livelihood through CBNRM: a case of self-organization in community mangrove management in Thailand / Somyiing Soontornwong -- Forest devolution in Dak Lak, Vietnam: improving forest management or livelihoods of the poor? / Tan Quang Nguyen.
Pages/Duration:v, 222 p.
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