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Cross-sectoral policy developments in forestry.

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This book, containing 31 chapters grouped into two parts, provides rich and multi-faceted documentation of current progress being made in creating the political, economic and social conditions indispensable for sustainable and multi-functional use of forest resources, and notes the obstacles that needs to be removed to reach this goal. The first part (chapters 1-9) introduces general and global as...


Chapter 19 (Page no: 147)

Community forest management in the Terai Region of Nepal: contribution to the local and national economy.

This chapter examines some basic relationships between people and forest resources in a case study of the Dhuseri community forest in the Terai region of Nepal. The Dhuseri community forest was established in 1996 and is under the jurisdiction of Nawalparasi district. The case study analysed the relevant contributions of forest resources to improving local livelihoods. It focused on mainly three types of products (firewood, timber and fodder/grasses) that are commonly consumed by the people in the community forestry area. The study reveals that forests support both the national and local economy. The government collects forest revenues from the sale of forest products, which have a direct link to the national economy. The establishment of community forests contributes to improving forest management, community development and more productive land use. It stresses the importance of involving all local user groups in order to strengthen participatory forestry management practices and to ascertain new management options that are acceptable to all stakeholders.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Cross-sectoral tropical forest cover impacts: what matters? Author(s): Wunder, S. Dermawan, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) The role of decentralization in integrating cross-sectoral demands on forests. Author(s): Engel, S. Palmer, C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 24) Wood-product trade and policy issues. Author(s): Hashiramoto, O.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Ecosystem approaches to sustainable forest management: changing realities. Author(s): Sayer, J. A. Maginnis, S. Rietbergen, S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 45) Agriculture and forestry: enhancing cross-sectoral policy planning. Author(s): Stringer, R.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 52) Policy impact of the Kyoto Protocol on sustainable forest management. Author(s): Schoene, D.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 58) The United Nations convention to combat desertification: a global framework for cross-sectoral policy coordination addressing sustainable forest management. Author(s): Nordheim-Larsen, C. Canigiani, E. Hérodote, P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 64) Bringing forest ecosystems into national income accounts: an environmental accounting approach. Author(s): Lange, G. M.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 71) The model forest experience in using broad-based partnerships for sustainable forest management. Author(s): Besseau, P. Alvarado, W. Calumbay, R. Daloos, P. Imperial, R. Jones, L. Jum, C. Mooney, C. Svensson, J. Telitsyn, G. P. Wagan, L.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 82) The World Agroforestry Centre's experience in cross-sectoral policy planning in Africa. Author(s): Laarman, J. G.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 89) Cross-sectoral policy-planning issues in forest management: lessons learnt from two case studies in Ethiopia. Author(s): Gebre-Selassie, S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 95) Gender and off-reserve forest management in the high forest of Ghana. Author(s): Ardayfio-Schandorf, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 103) Multiple-stakeholder policy-planning processes: lessons from community-based projects in Mozambique. Author(s): Cau, B. M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 110) Enhancing cross-sectoral linkages in Nigerian forestry. Author(s): Okonofua, S. A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 117) External policy impacts on Miombo forest development in Tanzania. Author(s): Monela, G. C. Abdallah, J. M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 126) China environmental and economic accounts for forestry: case studies of Jiaohe county and Fengman district in Jilin Province. Author(s): Dai GuangCui Huang Dong
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 133) Non-timber forest product linkages in the tribal economy of the Western Ghats Region of Karnataka, India. Author(s): Girish, M. R. Mamatha Girish
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 140) Road construction and population effects on forest conversion in rubber villages in Sumatra, Indonesia. Author(s): Miyamoto, M.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 153) Cross-sector linkages in Northern Thailand mountain development. Author(s): Kaosa-ard, M. Rutherford, J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 163) Public policy impacts on European forest sector development. Author(s): Schmithüsen, F. Sasse, V. Thoroe, C.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 174) Comparative analysis of framing the 'forest sector': case studies from Austria and the Netherlands. Author(s): Verbij, E. Turnhout, E. Schanz, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 183) Cross-sectoral linkages between forestry and other sectors in Romania. Author(s): Abrudan, I. V.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 190) Importance of the Turkish forestry sector in the national economy: an input-output analysis. Author(s): Türker, M. F.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 195) The experience of the US forest sector in cross-sectoral impact analysis. Author(s): Ingram, D. C. Alig, R. J. Abt, K. L.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 204) Cross-sector challenges for public land management in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. Author(s): Weber, M. L.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 212) Urbanization and timberland-use change in the Southern USA. Author(s): Nagubadi, R. V. Zhang DaoWei
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 226) Towards joint transboundary watershed management in Patagonia: lessons from Argentina and Chile. Author(s): Francke-Campaña, S. J.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 231) Environmental policy and law influencing forest management practices in Chile. Author(s): Gallardo Gallardo, E.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 237) Cross-sectoral linkages in Mexican forestry. Author(s): Sosa Cedillo, V.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 248) Major policy changes in National Forest management in the USA, 1975-2005. Author(s): Master, D. C. le Snow, J. B.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Laboratory of International Forest Resources Economy, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennondai, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932503
  • Record Number
  • 20073140396