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See detailDeforestation and timber production in Congo after implementationof sustainable management policy: A reaction to the article by J.S.Brandt, C. Nolte and A. Agrawal (Land Use Policy 52:15–22)
Karsenty, Alain; Romero, Claudia; Cerutti, Paolo Omar et al

in Land Use Policy (2017), 65

tThis viewpoint paper presents a reaction to the article by Brandt et al. (2016). It highlights the complexitiesinherent to the attribution of deforestation impacts to policy interventions when using ... [more ▼]

tThis viewpoint paper presents a reaction to the article by Brandt et al. (2016). It highlights the complexitiesinherent to the attribution of deforestation impacts to policy interventions when using remote-sensingdata. This critique argues that in the context of the Congo a suite of factors (i.e., population density inparticular) other than those considered by Brandt et al. (e.g., type of forest, distance from roads and mar-kets) play essential roles in determining the fates of forests. It also contends that care is needed whenmaking decisions regarding which units will be included in the comparison group so that contextual fac-tors and on-the-ground information are properly considered (e.g., when logging operations are inactiveor when a concession is used for ‘conservation’ purposes). Finally, it proposes that a focus on an analysisof deforestation rates for a given level of timber production might be a metric that more accurately rep-resents one aspect of the consequences of forest management, which should also consider the appraisalof trade-offs associated with a larger set of social, financial and ecological objectives. [less ▲]

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See detailManagement conflicts in Cameroonian community forests
Ezzine de Blas, Driss; Ruiz Perez, Manuel; Vermeulen, Cédric ULiege

in Ecology and Society : A Journal of Integrative Science for Resilience and Sustainability (2011), 16(1),

Cameroonian community forests were designed and implemented to meet the general objectives of forest management decentralisation for democratic and community management. The spread of management conflicts ... [more ▼]

Cameroonian community forests were designed and implemented to meet the general objectives of forest management decentralisation for democratic and community management. The spread of management conflicts all over the country have shown that these broad expectations have not been met. We describe conflicts occurring in 20 community forests by types of actors and processes involved. We argue that a number of external (community vs. external actors) and internal (intra-community) conflicts are part of the causes blocking the expected outcome of Cameroonian community forests, fostering bad governance and loss of confidence. Rent appropriation and control of forest resources appear as systemic or generalised conflicts. While community forest support projects have tended to focus on capacity building activities, less direct attention has been given to these systemic problems. We conclude that some factors like appropriate leadership, and spending of logging receipts on collective benefits (direct and indirect) are needed to minimise conflicts. Government and development agencies should concentrate efforts on designing concrete tools for improving financial transparency while privileging communities with credible leaders. [less ▲]

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See detailCOMMUNITY FORESTS IN CENTRAL AFRICA: PRESENT HURDLES AND PROSPECTIVE EVOLUTIONS
Karsenty, Alain; Lescuyer, Guillaume; Ezzine de Blas, Driss et al

Conference (2010)

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