Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management: Forest, Agroforest, and Cropland Management in Asia and Africa.

TitleLand Tenure and Natural Resource Management: Forest, Agroforest, and Cropland Management in Asia and Africa.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsSuyanto S, Tomich T, Otsuka K
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Book TitleLand tenure and natural resource management: A Comparative Study of Agrarian Communities in Asia and Africa
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
Keywordsagro forestry management in Ghana, agro forestry management in Sumatra, common property forest management in the hill region of Nepal, customary and private land management in Uganda, issues and theoretical framework, management of state land and privatization in Vietnam, quantitative methodology, timber forest management in Nepal and Japan toward new paradigms of land and tree resource management., tree and cropland management in Malawi
AbstractThe devastating environmental effects of deforestation and the exploitation of other natural resources in the developing world have been well documented, yet their impact on local communities has received far less attention. This volume fills this gap by looking at how land degradation and deforestation are being addressed at the local level, where households have experienced the reduction of farm size and the decline of natural resources. Through a comparison of Asia and Africa, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management examines the evolution of land tenure institutions within diverse cultural, natural, and policy environments. Specific topics include the evolution of customary land tenure, the impacts of land tenure policies, and common property management. The editors conclude that the best strategy for managing land and forest resources lies in promoting the establishment of property rights and investment in the improvement of the natural resource base.
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