Community Forest Management: Whose Participation ... ?


In spite of its great promise as a participatory form of forest-related development in India, Joint Forest Management (JFM) still focuses mainly on forest protection to regenerate timber. This has led to a differential impact of JFM between men and women. This chapter highlights the need for and difficulties of participatory approaches in the context of JFM that allow for the concerns of different groups to be understood, respected and addressed.

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Source Book Title: 
The Myth of Community: Gender Issues in Participatory Development