Published on November 23, 2009
Community Based Forest Management
What is CFM? Relevant info + Inclusive participation = CFM
JFM v/s CFM Social Composition JFM – women, cast and tribe CFM - Existing village council structure Type JFM – Formal, CFM – Informal, autonomous Ownership JFM – State CFM - Private
Why CFM ? Development of poor forest communities Potential to generate income and employment Sustainable management Enhance the capacity of NTFP stakeholders Micro and small enterprise products such as matchsticks, pencils, toothpicks, skewer sticks, blinds etc, as well as medium-scale industrial panel products that rival wood products
CFM: Community Driven Variable land ownership Strong community use rights Communities make decisions State monitors, regulates and guides Forests meet local needs first Often strong commercial focus
India and CFM Communities – KeepersTo restore denuded forestsNE – 12000 to 15000 villages involvedProtecting 1-2 million ha
Communities – Keepers
To restore denuded forests
NE – 12000 to 15000 villages involved
Protecting 1-2 million ha
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