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Title:Dryland forests: management and social diversity in Africa and Asia
Editors:Bose, PurabiISNI
Dijk, Han vanISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Springer Verlag
ISBN:3319194046; 9783319194042; 9783319194059
Geographic terms:Cameroon
Subjects:forest management
forest resources
land tenure
indigenous peoples
Abstract:This collective volume examines the management of African and Asian vulnerable dryland forests with a high risk of being exposed to climate variability. The dynamics of dryland forest tenure reforms are addressed from a gender perspective and the perspective of marginalized groups (such as indigenous peoples and herders). The book presents a number of case studies of forest tenure reform and its consequences on forest-dependent people. The studies highlight the interaction between legal, policy and institutional reform and the inclusion and/or exclusion of local people from deriving benefits from forest resources in the drylands. They focus, in particular, on 1) how land tenure reform and natural resource governance impact upon marginal groups (along individual, collective and gender dimensions); how forest-dependent people prepare for and respond to vulnerability; 3) the effect of forest tenure policy reform on human rights, gender and citizenship issues in relation to the use and management of forest resources and on conflict in forest zones. Contributions: Dryland landscapes: forest management, gender and social diversity in Asia and Africa (introductory chapter by Han van Dijk and Purabi Bose); Diminishing status of land rights of communities in dry lowland areas and their implications: the case of Ethiopia (Melaku Bekele, Habtemariam Kassa, and Christine Padoch); Private versus communal tenure systems in gum arabic collection (on Senegal, Gaudiose Mujawamariya and Kees Burger); 'Oran' dynamics: a community-based management system in India's arid zone (Dheeraj Singh, M.K. Choudhary, M.L. Meena, and M.M. Roy); Adding scepticism about 'environmentality': gender exclusion through a natural resources collectivization initiative in Dionewar, Senegal (Papa Faye); Forest governance, livelihoods and resilience: the case of Loita Forest ('Entime e Naimina enkiyio'), Narok County, Kenya (Peris M. Kariuki, J.T. Njoka, C.L. Saitabau and H.S. Saitabau); Savannah forest beekeepers in Cameroon: actions to reduce vulnerability (Verina Ingram). [ASC Leiden abstract]