Community-based forest management (CBFM), also known as community forestry, social forestry, joint forest management or participatory forestry, has emerged in response to the concern that centralized forest ownership in most developing countries has failed to promote sustainable forest management (SFM). This chapter provides an overview of CBFM in the tropics. We first discuss the origins and evolution of CBFM, followed by governance issues relating to CBFM, the factors affecting the success (and failure) of CBFM, the design and implementation of CBFM, and CBFM in international forest policy and management.
Table of contents
2 The evolution of community-based forest management (CBFM)
3 How does CBFM work?
4 Community forestry and livelihoods
5 Factors affecting the success or failure of CBFM
6 Designing and implementing CBFM
7 How CBFM can be integrated into international forest policy
9 Where to look for further information