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.

Rights shaping landscapes and livelihoods in Nepal

In Nepal, an ambitious government program to hand tenure and forest management rights to local communities has not only had a positive outcome for conservation, but has also generated a sustainable source of income for forest communities. Ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and ForestAction Nepal is looking into what kinds of benefits and challenges these forest-based enterprises face, and what it means for both livelihoods and landscapes.

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