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Introduction of a Participatory Approach on the Establishment of Village Forest Protection and Development RegulationsCase Study Report  

Introduction of a Participatory Approach on the Establishment of Village Forest Protection and Development RegulationsCase Study Report

As stipulated in Circular 56/1999/TT-BNN-KL, so-called village level Forest Protection and Development Regulations (FPDR) have to be put in place, providing the legal environment for communities to enforce their tenure rights. . The methodology aims at building the farmer?s capacity to analyze their forest resources and traditional regulations, eventually identifying and adopting a set of forest regulations that will best respond to farmer?s and government?s forest management needs. It is furthermore targeted to improve the relationship between Forest Protection Officers and local communities via the establishment of a rapport of trust, respect, and exchange of information. . Subsequently, a map of the forest land allocated to the village is drawn to establish a common ground for discussion. Gradually villagers have to identify regulations concerning the harvesting of forest products, upland clearing and burning, fire prevention, as well as hunting and harvesting of wildlife. Concluding the village meeting, participants have to decide how the forest regulations will be disseminated within the community effectively. . One village was selected in each of the two model communes of the project for the exemplary establishment of FPDRs. Substantial differences in the extent and status of allocated forest land of both model communes, as well as differences in prevailing socioeconomic conditions were likely to result in distinct sets of FPDRs for both villages.


Uploaded on: Jul 2007
File size: 915 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Forestry
Category: Environment

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