Randall A. Bluffstone and Elizabeth J. Z. Robinson (eds.): Forest tenure reform in Asia and Africa: local control for improved livelihoods, forest management, and carbon sequestration
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In light of rapid deforestation and forest degradation around the world, particularly in developing nations, forest tenure reforms increasingly devolve forest management to local communities. Localized management systems are an attempt to address challenges related to managing open resource systems while improving the livelihoods of local forest-dependent communities. These reforms have unique implications for local community livelihoods, resource allocation, ecosystem services, climate change, environmental quality, and overall forest management.
Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: local control for improved livelihoods, forest management, and carbon sequestration is a timely contribution to understand these tenure reforms, their strengths and weaknesses in practice, and their implications for the affected livelihoods and environment. Bluffstone and Robinson (editors) bring together a very well-researched and complementary compilation of case studies, empirical research, and...