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2014-11-15 | Book Chapter

Local Community Participation under Reformed Forest Management in Kenya: Lessons and Policy Implications

Guthiga, Paul, Wilfred Nyangena, Maurice Juma Ogada and Geophrey Sikei. Bluffstone, Randall and Elizabeth J Z Robinson eds. 2014. “Local Community Participation under Reformed Forest Management in Kenya: Lessons and Policy Implications” Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihood Forest Management and Carbon Sequestration.
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Forest tenure reforms are occurring in many developing countries around the world. These reforms typically include devolution of forest lands to local people and communities, which has attracted a great deal of attention and interest. While the nature and level of devolution vary by country, all have potentially important implications for resource allocation, local ecosystem services, livelihoods and climate change.