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Forest Governance in Africa

"This paper sets out to provide an overview of key forest governance issues across the African continent. Due to limitations of length, it focuses particularly on the experiences in western, central and, to a lesser extent, eastern subregions of t...

Enhancing Access to Justice in Uganda's Forestry Sector: A Comparative Study of Uganda and Tanzania

This is a comparative analysis of access to justice in the forestry sector in Uganda and Tanzania. Although the concept of access to justice is broad and encompasses many aspects, this study focused on only four aspects namely: (i) tenure rights o...

Working Together for REDD+: Developing a National Readiness Strategy in Tanzania

"A global REDD+ mechanism presents valuable opportunities for developing countries to manage their forests sustainably and alleviate poverty. Tanzania stands to benefit significantly from the funding and support provided by the implementation of ...

Cadre d'Analyse de la Gouvernance Fonciere au Senegal - Module sur la Gouvernance Forestiere / Framework for the Analysis of Land Governance in Senegal - Module on the Forest Governance

The CAGF is an analysis and diagnostic tool which assesses the status of a country's land governance and therefore also the policies and land use practices. It is a participatory process relying systematically on local know-how and existing data. ...

Kenya Charcoal Regulations Pocket Book

This pocketbook aims to provide stakeholders in the charcoal industry in Kenya, especially producers, transporters and vendors with easily accessible information on the current charcoal production regulations and compliance requirements for a sust...

Sustainable Tree Management for Charcoal Production Acacia Species in Kenya

This publication shares information on tree growing and management for sustainable charcoal production. It focuses on Acacia species with emphasis on Acacia polyacantha and Acacia xanthophloea. Both species are native to a majority of the arid and...

Community Forests in Namibia: Sustainable Local-Level Forest Management

"Community forests in Namibia are central to promoting sustainable and participatory forest governance and enhancing livelihoods in communal land areas. Significant support from the government and the donor community has helped to establish commun...

Making Public Procurement Work for Sustainable Forest Use: Excluding Illegal Timber from Uganda's Market

Uganda is suffering the loss of its forest cover at alarming rates. This is partly attributed to illegal harvest of forest products including timber. It is reported that 80% of the timber on the Uganda Market is illegally harvested and traded. Thi...

Ameliorer la Gouvernance Forestiere au Senegal : Enjeux Actuels et Perspectives / Improving the Governance of Forestry in Senegal: Current Issues and Prospects

Combined reflections that are developed as part of the National Commission for Land Reform offer the opportunity to conduct in-depth discussions on the challenges to improve forest governance. These preliminary assessments and adjacent reflection...

Impact of Structural Adjustment Policy on the Energy Crisis and the Environment: A Gender Comparative Study of Rural and Urban Households

"The major objective of the study was to analyse the impact of the structural Adjustment Programmes (SAP) on household energy among the rural and urban dwellers in Uganda. The study further aimed to ascertain the adaptation strategies of both men ...

A Review of Policies to Combat Deforestation in Madagascar

"In Madagascar, an island nation off the coast of Africa, deforestation has become an issue of concern to policy makers and civil society. Today, less than 10 percent of Madagascar’s original forest cover exists. Unsustainable agricultural and agr...

The Impact of Deforestation of Forest Livelihoods in Ghana

"Forest resources play a large role in income generation and household food security in Ghana, with forestry products providing sustenance and revenue for about 2.5 million people in the country. Between 1990 and 2005, Ghana lost over a quarter of...

Indigenous Forest Conservation Methods: The Case of the Pygmy Forest Conservation Techniques

"This policy brief examines local pygmy knowledge and situates it within the wider context of forest conservation in the Congo Basin. The policy brief applies the term indigenous knowledge from a generic standpoint relating to knowledge that is un...

Poverty and Deforestation around the Gazetted Forests of the Coastal Belt of Tanzania

"This study examines the relationship between poverty and deforestation around the gazetted forests of Kazimzumbwi, Pugu, Mabwe Pande, Kongowe and Pongwe in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions. It examines pressure exerted on the reserved forests by ...

Unlocking the Potentials of Agriculture and Forestry for Growth and Poverty Eradication

"An economic analysis was carried out to underscore the social and economic consequences of poor and unsustainable management of RNR's, in order to stimulate policy attention to sound management of the productive base of agriculture and forestry. ...

Wealth Distribution, Poverty and Timber Governance in Uganda A Case Study of Bodongo Forest Reserve

"This study was motivated by the fact that many communities that directly depend on natural resources have remained in abject poverty despite the increasing economic value of these resources. This is happening in key resources areas such as fisher...

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