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