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Decentralized Forest Management in South and Southeast Asia

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dc.contributor.author Balooni, Kulbhushan
dc.contributor.author Makoto Inoue
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-21T10:28:43Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-21T10:28:43Z
dc.date.issued 2007-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2259/360
dc.description Journal of Forestry, December 2007, Pages 414-420. en_US
dc.description.abstract This article reviews the process of decentralization in forest management in developing countries in South and Southeast Asia. Decentralized forest management (DFM) is an alternative to centralized or state- regulated forest management, which transfers the forest use and management rights to local communities. It is a process of gradual change in forest management, which started in the 1970s when social forestry programs involving people's participation were first attempted and expanded in the 1990s when DFM policies were enacted to recognize the traditional forest rights of local comminities. DFM has no single definition, depending instead on the state's willingness to move away from the command and control approach toward forest management. There are some plus points, but these are still limited and the drawbacks of decentralization for outweigh the gains. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Forestry en_US
dc.subject local communities en_US
dc.subject decentralized forest management en_US
dc.subject South and Southeast Asia en_US
dc.title Decentralized Forest Management in South and Southeast Asia en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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