A billion people worldwide depend on the forest for survival. Much of this forest, however, is hardly maintained, making it harder for it to yield products such as firewood and food, with people suffering as a result.
Wageningen UR research has demonstrated that the situation improves when inhabitants and professionals work together, exchange knowledge and agree on rules for effective forest management. In the Lao Cai region of Vietnam this approach has led over a ten-year period to a forest area increase of a third and a local household income increase of one fifth. Yet another way Wageningen UR is working on the quality of life.
A framework for assessing governance capacity: An illustration from Vietnam’s forestry reforms
Environment and Planning C. Government and Policy 34 (2016)6. - ISSN 0263-774X - p. 1154 - 1174.
Reshaping institutions : bricolage processes in smallholder forestry in the Amazon
Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Bas Arts, co-promotor(en): Freerk Wiersum. - [S.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789085856979 - p.
Global forest governance: Multiple practices of policy performance
In: Forest and nature governance: a practice based approach / , Arts, B.J.M., Behagel, J.M., van Bommel, S., de Koning, J., Turnhout, E.. - Dordrecht : Springer (World forests 14) - ISBN 9789400751125 - p. 111 - 132.