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An assessment of Participatory Forest Management inspired by adaptive collaborative management in Malawi

Kamoto, Judith F.M., Missanjo, Edward and Djenontin, Ida N.S. (2023) An assessment of Participatory Forest Management inspired by adaptive collaborative management in Malawi. In: Pierce Colfer, Carol J. and Prabhu, Ravi, (eds.) Responding to Environmental Issues through Adaptive Collaborative Management: From Forest Communities to Global Actors. The Earthscan Forest Library (6). Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 195 - 215. ISBN 9781032352282

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Identification Number: 10.4324/9781003325932-15

Abstract

This chapter begins with a description of Participatory Forest Management (PFM) in Malawi and its legislation and related projects – laying out the similarities between the legislation’s ‘standards and guidelines’ and adaptive collaborative management (ACM). The first author was the lead researcher in the Center for International Forestry Research’s original ACM work in Malawi and has been a consistent advisor to the Government of Malawi. The authors then provide a summary of each of the numerous studies undertaken to assess the efficacy and value of the approach there. Building on these findings, they examine the intended outcomes of PFM, from the standpoints of livelihoods, strengthened forestry institutions, community participation in forest management and ecological health. They summarize by recounting eight lessons that have been learned in the process; and conclude with enthusiasm for the ACM/PFM approach, in recognition that more could still be done to improve it.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/Responding-to-Environmen...
Additional Information: © 2023 selection and editorial matter, Carol J. Pierce Colfer and Ravi Prabhu; individual chapters, the contributors.
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2023 17:33
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 18:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118449

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