Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management: A Comparative Study of Agrarian Communities in Asia and Africa

Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management: A Comparative Study of Agrarian Communities in Asia and Africa

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Overview

The devastating environmental effects of deforestation and the exploitation of other natural resources in the developing world have been well documented, yet their impact on local communities has received far less attention. This volume fills this gap by looking at how land degradation and deforestation are being addressed at the local level, where households have experienced the reduction of farm size and the decline of natural resources. Through a comparison of Asia and Africa, Land Tenure and Natural Resource Management examines the evolution of land tenure institutions within diverse cultural, natural, and policy environments. Specific topics include the evolution of customary land tenure, the impacts of land tenure policies, and common property management. The editors conclude that the best strategy for managing land and forest resources lies in promoting the establishment of property rights and investment in the improvement of the natural resource base.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801867477
Publisher: International Food Policy Research Institute
Publication date: 08/28/2001
Series: International Food Policy Research Institute Series
Pages: 389
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Keijiro Otsuka is a professorial fellow at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in Japan. Frank Place is an economist with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry in Kenya.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Part I - Introduction
1 Issues and Theoretical Framework
2 Quantitative Methodology
Part II - Evolution of Customary Land Tenure
3 Agroforestry Management in Ghana
4 Agroforestry Management in Sumatra
5 Tree and Cropland Management in Malawi
Part III - Impacts of Land Tenure Policy
6 Customary and Private Land Management in Uganda
7 Management of State Land and Privatization in Vietnam
Part IV - Common Property Management
8 Common Property Forest Management in the Hill Region of Nepal
9 Timber Forest Management in Nepal and Japan
Part V - Conclusion
10 Toward New Paradigms of Land and Tree Resource Management
Contributors
Index

AUTHOR BIO:
Keijiro Otsuka is a professorial fellow at the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development in Japan.
Frank Place is an economist with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry in Kenya.

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