Benefit sharing and Community participation dynamics in forest management: A case study from Kankali Community forestry, Nepal

Antony, Bindu and Treue, Thorsten and Shyam, S Salim and Manjusha, U (2013) Benefit sharing and Community participation dynamics in forest management: A case study from Kankali Community forestry, Nepal. Discovery Nature, 7 (16). pp. 16-26.

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    Community forestry has a significant role in the lives of people in Nepal as it serves the livelihood security of people to a greater extent. It is central in ensuring community participation in all the stages of CF (Community forestry) process and thus reach the objectives of sustainable forest management. However, it is quite difficult to address the interests of all users and to ensure the participation of all stakeholders in the decentralised forest management process. Moreover, it is evident that people need motivation to participate in any activities. Therefore the present study is focused on the dynamics of participation in forest management, especially on the link between distribution of benefits, and the level of participation of members, by exploring the process of institutional management and community governance. The study was undertaken in 178 households of Kankali community forestry, in Chitwan district of Nepal. The results revealed that availabilty of the benefits do not have direct relation with neither paricipation in activities nor in decision making. Though motivation is a prerequisite to activate participation of people in any activity, other methods of persuasion is also vital to continue its pace. Whereas, to influence decision making process, other individual characteristics including nature, leadership quality, experience, knowledge etc. may have great control and can determine the participation dynamics which needs to be studied further.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: benefit sharing; participation dynamics; community forestry; governance; democracy; multi-stake holders
    Subjects: Socio Economics and Extension
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Fishery Extension
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2014 11:11
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:59

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