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2008-01-14 | project

Forest Tenure in Collective-owned Forest

This project aims at finishing surveying in 8-10 provinces, establishing a comprehensive database and building an equilibrium model with capacity to analyze Supply, Demand, Trade and Policy Change.

This is a joint research project between EEPC and the department of policy and legislation of State Forestry Administration has been established to study the process and performance of the collective forest tenure reform in China. The project aims at conducting surveys in several provinces and will be completed in 2007. The project is funded mainly by Ford Foundation, Rights and Resources Initiatives, the World Bank and Gothenburg University. A survey in Fujian, the largest collective forest province, has been completed firstly. The survey covered 10 counties, 30 townships, 60 villages and 600 rural households involved with the tenure reform. Later and during 2007, Zhejiang the second, and then the rest five provinces including Hunan, Anhui, Liaoning, Shandong and Guizhou. A comprehensive database will be established based on all the data collected. A special equilibrium model with capacity to analyze Supply, Demand, Trade and Policy Change will be developed and applied.