Community forestry

Building Partnerships with Forest Communities

Indigenous and local communities, particularly in forest areas, are increasingly affected by environmental degradation and deforestation, which is often the result of unsustainable land use and global demand for commodities and mineral resources.A growing number of public and private actors and conservation NGOs, are setting up enterprises and cooperating with local or indigenous forest

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What is key to building partnerships with forest communities?

Indigenous and local communities, particularly in forest areas, are increasingly affected by environmental degradation and deforestation, which is often the result of unsustainable land use and global demand for commodities and mineral resources.

What role does securing forest and community land rights play in development?

The subject of land tenure rights is raised in many discussions about agricultural development and often within the broader development discourse. The growing demand for productive, agricultural land from all sectors only serves to heat up the debate.

The role of community forests and community lands in achieving the global development goals by David Bray

Presented as part of the Seminar on Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward. The seminar focused on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries.

Tenure Trends & Pressures on Forest Communities in Cameroon by Samuel Nguiffo

Presented as part of the Seminar on Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward. The seminar focused on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries.

Global Forest and Community Tenure Challenges by Jenny Springer

Presented as part of the Seminar on Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward. The seminar focused on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries.

Priorities and Strategic Initiatives for Securing Forest and Community Land Rights by Arvind Khare

Presented as part of the Seminar on Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward. The seminar focused on forests and other off-farm areas that constitute vital resources for the food security and livelihoods of the rural poor in many developing countries.