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The community's toolbox: The idea, methods and tools for participatory assessment, monitoring and evaluation in community forestryForests, Trees and People Programme and Network, FAO - SLU, 1990This field manual provides a practical set of guidelines for many of the different approaches used in community forestry. It reassesses many of the conventional monitoring and evaluation methods and tools by emphasizing participatory techniques.The manual is organized into three sections.Document
What's Special About Wildlife Management In Forests?: Concepts And Models Of Rights-Based Management, With Recent Evidence From West-Central AfricaNatural Resource Perspectives, ODI, 1999Wildlife consumption is an integral part of the livelihood and trade patterns of many peoples in the developing world, and highly valued by them. Yet to date the dominant models of wildlife management in areas of high – and allegedly unsustainable – consumptive use have favoured the exclusion of the users from the resource and the denial of its local values.DocumentCenter for International Forestry Research, 1998The aims of the project were as a follows: to identify tree planting activities currently prominent in Indonesiato seek reasons for their ascendancy, with specific reference to influential actors capable of favouring certain activities and holding back others; of particular interest were the activities of regional government agencies which were hypothesised to be more instrumental thaDocumentCenter for International Forestry Research, 1999Outline of theory on community-based institutions and IFPRI’s ongoing efforts to test empirically the theory’s relevance for forest management.Destruction or degradation of forest resources is most likely to occur in open-access forests where those involved, or external authorities, have not established effective governance.Document
Promoting Forest Conservation through Ecotourism Income?: a case study from the Ecuadorian Amazon regionCenter for International Forestry Research, 1999A principal criterion for classifying a tourism operation as ‘ecotourism’ is that local residents at the site should receive substantial economic benefits, which serve both to raise local living standards and as enhanced incentives for nature conservation.Document
Krismon, farmers and forests: the effects of the economic crisis on farmers’ livelihoods and forest use in the outer islands of IndonesiaCenter for International Forestry Research, 1999Presents some preliminary results on the impact of the economic crisis on farmers’ livelihood and forest use, based on fieldwork in four provinces in Indonesia (Riau, West and East Kalimantan, Central Sulawesi). Stresses the great variation throughout the country, and the volatility of the situation.DocumentEnvironmental and Societal Impacts Group, 1997DocumentInternational Food Policy Research Institute, 1998Suggests practical methods for assessing policy research programs, both ex post and ex ante.DocumentUnasylva, FAO, 2000This article focuses on lessons about desertification and the potential of trees as part of the solution, drawn from a specific rural situation in the Sahel, that of Keita, Tahoua Department, the Niger.DocumentUnasylva, FAO, 1999This article challenges the idea that decentralisation and participation are the means to better natural resource management. The author argues that the development of good decentralized or participatory policies depends on two central elements:locally accountable representationsignificant public powers over which the representatives have freedom of decision (i.e.