Meeting the Needs of Nepal's Poor: Creating Local Criteria and Indicators of Community Forestry

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Community forestry holds great potential to improve the situation of poor people through provision of basic forest products. However, Nepal's traditional caste and wealth structures can lead to forest management that does not meet the needs of poor people. Locally created criteria and indicators of success offer an opportunity to incorporate values of status equality into community visions for the future. In this study, we identify similarities and differences between the goals of rich and poor users to determine the aspects of community forestry that require special attention during creation of criteria and indicators.

Keywords: environmental management; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; international forestry; natural resource management; natural resources; policy; poverty; sustainable forestry

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: 1: Partnership Facilitator Northwest Oregon Invasive Weed Management Partnership, 86 East 26th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97405, smithp112001@yahoo.com 2: Assistant Lecturer Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal, 3: Program Officer Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research, and Development (LI-BIRD), Pokhara, Nepal,

Publication date: July 1, 2003

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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