Community forestry: rapid appraisal of tree and land tenure

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The methodology recommended by this document builds on rapid rural appraisal techniques. The author develops a framework for more effective analysis and design of community forestry activities. First, the framework analyses tenure issues within three broad tenure types: the holding, the commons, and the forest reserve. Second it examines, from the point of view of the household, the opportunities for tree planting and use under each of these three tenure systems. While it is recognised that there are obvious limits to the use of the rapid appraisal methodology, it should be possible to significantly reduce related design problems in projects through the procedures suggested in the publication. The author's knowledge of a forestry project in the Arusha region of Tanzania provides examples.

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This provides an example of the use of RRA methods in a specific context. Although of particular interest to those working with trees and forestry, this provides clear illustrations of a variety of methods with practical examples.
Source publication information
FAO community forestry note, no. 5
90 p.
Community Forestry Officer, Policy and Plannning Service, Forestry Department, FAO, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
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D : Agriculture and NRM : Forestry and agroforestry 294