Betagi–Pomra Community Forestry (CF): 35 Years of Pioneer CBFM in Bangladesh

  • Tapan Kumar NathEmail author
  • Mohammed Jashimuddin
  • Makoto Inoue
Part of the World Forests book series (WFSE, volume 22)


It is about 35 years that the Betagi–Pomra CF had been implemented. In this chapter, we investigated the impact of Betagi–Pomra CF on livelihoods of participants by employing DFID’s sustainable livelihood framework. Respondents were asked to recall and provide data at the beginning of the project (hereafter BP) and at the time of interview, at present (hereafter AP). A SWOT analysis was conducted, through group discussion, to explore the possible impacts of five livelihood capitals if we suppose to introduce REDD+ activities in these sites. Analysis of BP and AP data shows significant positive changes in all livelihood capitals due to the CF activities. The degraded forests have now been converted into plantations. One of the potential threats that might jeopardize the goals of CF in the project sites is the continuous fragmentation of land. Fragmentation of allocated CF plots due to population growth and division of family seems a serious menace for the sustainability of CF. Regular monitoring by the FD staff members and, if necessary, review of agreement might be helpful to prevent land fragmentation.


Project Site Forest Department Community Forestry Middle East Country Significant Positive Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tapan Kumar Nath
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mohammed Jashimuddin
    • 2
  • Makoto Inoue
    • 3
  1. 1.School of BiosciencesUniversity of Nottingham Malaysia CampusSemenyihMalaysia
  2. 2.Institute of Forestry and Environmental SciencesUniversity of ChittagongChittagongBangladesh
  3. 3.Graduate School of Agricultural and Life SciencesThe University of TokyoBunkyo-kuJapan

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