CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Learning from experiences to increase the effectiveness of Community-Based Forestry

Over the past 40 years, several countries have adopted different models of community-based forestry to improve forest conditions and the livelihoods of local communities and smallholders managing the forests. Various regimes have been implemented with various forms of collaborations. Despite criticisms and failures reported in some countries, community-based forestry remains a potential vehicle to protect and enhance natural resources, and build social, institutional, human, and financial capital.

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