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Enhancing Community Forestry PNG


09/13 - 06/15


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In Papua New Guinea forests cover 63% of the country and 97% of these forests are held in customary land ownership. About 80% of the population live in rural areas and they depend heavily on their forests. This project aims to identify how community forestry in PNG can be enhanced and scaled up to achieve better economic, social and environmental outcomes. It will analyse factors that influence successful community forestry, including biophysical and socio-economic aspects, value-adding opportunities, and policy and institutional systems. Various approaches to scaling up these community forestry systems will be trialled using participatory methods. Outputs will include training workshops and materials, and reports identifying gaps, interventions, lessons learned and recommendations for future community forestry activities.

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