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The Internal Dynamic Community Forestry in Kampeng Svay Village of Pursat province, Cambodia  

The Internal Dynamic Community Forestry in Kampeng Svay Village of Pursat province, Cambodia

The case study on an internal dynamic of community forestry in Kampeng Svay village of Pursat province has been documented the economic issues basically an annual income of local community living near the forest through forestry and non-forestry activities, and some social properties. The study critically analyzed an evolution of the attempting to sell community forest land by community to a private cassava processing firm, and examined the level of their satisfactions to the selling effort and dug up the causes leaded to the main problem and implications. The findings of this study found that the amount of income earned in the year 2002 per household was 3,000,000 Riel, the lowest was 20,000 Riel and the average was 1,055,000 Riel. The shares of income were basically come from of non-forestry is higher than from forestry activities. The evolution of land selling dynamic was derived from few steps, which carried a consensus among village members leaded to have final agreement to sell the land. However the effort has been stranded at the moment due to several interventions from relevant provincial stakeholder and local authorities. The willingness of selling effort of villagers was considered to be strong at 0.78(score) by calculating Weight Average Index. Four main factors motivating to the selling attempt were because of low household income; lack of knowledge on CF related laws; rumors & unconfident; and inappropriate decision-making.

Published by: Chan Danith -
Uploaded on: Jan 2005
File size: 1.5 MB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Conservation , Forestry
Category: Environment

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