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Forests, poverty and equity in Africa: new perspectives on policy and practice

Anderson, J, Benjamin, C, Campbell, B and Tiveau, D (2006). Forests, poverty and equity in Africa: new perspectives on policy and practice. The International Forestry Review,8(1):44-53.

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Title Forests, poverty and equity in Africa: new perspectives on policy and practice
Author Anderson, J
Benjamin, C
Campbell, B
Tiveau, D
Journal Name The International Forestry Review
Publication Date 2006
Volume Number 8
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1465-5489   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 44
End Page 53
Total Pages 10
Place of Publication UK
Publisher Commonwealth Forestry Association
Field of Research 0705 - Forestry Sciences
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This paper places forestry in the larger context of rural development and therefore in the current debates on poverty and inequality. While Africa has high levels of natural and human capital it is the poorest and most unequal region in the world. In order for natural assets to contribute to environmental, economic and empowerment outcomes four principle interlinked changes are needed: 1) Improve the recognition of the fundamental role of natural resources in economic growth of poor countries and poor populations and in the development of democracies and good governance; 2) Better distribute resource rights, both property and procedural, giving the poor greater security, access and control; 3) Develop and implement frameworks, regulations and enforcement to assure that natural resource markets work for the poor; 4) Redefine the role of science and technology, and associated planning and institutions.
Keywords forest policy
natural resource management
africa
poverty
equity
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1505/ifor.8.1.44   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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