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Introduction to Chapter 9

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This chapter on Uganda, like Chapter 8 on Malawi, examines a formal governmental attempt, sharing features with Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM), to link communities and the government in forest management. The Collaborative Forest Management (CFM) legislation specifies that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are the prime supporters of the program, helping communities to develop the requisite formal agreements and strengthen community management capabilities. CFM legislation pre-dates the development of CIFOR’s version of ACM but shares some features with it. Here, Egunyu focuses on a particular Ugandan community, where four NGOs have been instrumental in implementing CFM. She strives to better understand the roles the NGOs have played and their influence on the endurance of CFM over time.

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    Colfer, C.J.P.; Prabhu, R.




    community forestry, indigenous people, environmental impacts

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