In many poor, remote areas of the world, forests are often used but not managed. This leads to deforestation and declining revenues. Researchers from Wageningen UR are trying to change this.
It turns out to be crucial for inhabitants and professionals with knowledge about useful plants and replanting, to exchange their know-how, as well as agree upon practical guidelines for proper management. Through projects like these in Bolivia, the forests there are better protected and income from brazil nuts and wood have multiplied. Revenues are invested in, amongst other things, medical services.
Pictures of the research area in Bolivia
(Pictures: Jessica de Koning)
Reshaping institutions : bricolage processes in smallholder forestry in the Amazon
University. Promotor(en): Bas Arts, co-promotor(en): Freerk Wiersum. - [S.l. : S.n. - ISBN 9789085856979 - p.
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.
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.