SDI Briefing Paper 09: A Decade Later - Time for a New Approach to Community Forestry in Liberia

The Policy Brief argues for an approach that situates forest and forest resources at the center of sustainable development efforts in forest communities. It proposes, for example that community forestry should be oriented towards social empowerment and community-owned enterprise development, and move away from the rent-seeking approach in which communities look to logging companies because they promise jobs, roads, schools, clinics, and clean water.

 

 

Publication date: 
Monday, June 10, 2019