Practical guidelines for pro-poor forest management. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8101: Understanding and improving participatory forest management implementation strategies for enhanced livelihood impacts in India and Nepal.

A thorough review of policy and its impacts has produced valuable recommendations for making participatory forest management (PFM) more pro-poor in India and Nepal. The proposals range from improving high-level policy processes and making devolution more equitable to the use of new forest-livelihood assessment methods and better processing and marketing of non-timber forest products. They also suggest ways of making local PFM more pro-poor, by leasing forest land to the poor for agroforestry or herb cultivation, for example. The outputs are already being used by donorsupported PFM projects, NGOs, and to some extent by Forest Department field staff and local PFM groups. However, incorporating these recommendations into pro-poor PFM policies could significantly alleviate the poverty of as many as 300 million forest-dependent poor in India and Nepal.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (15 pp.) taken from the CD.


FRP17, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 45.

Published 1 January 2007