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dc.contributor.authorDhakal, Bhubanesworen
dc.contributor.authorBigsby, Hugh R.en
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Rossen
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-10T05:35:24Z
dc.date.issued2007-02en
dc.identifier.citationDhakal, B., Bigsby, H. R., & Cullen, R. (2007). The link between community forestry policies and poverty and unemployment in rural Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 27(1), 32-39.en
dc.identifier.issn0276-4741en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/525
dc.description.abstractThe present article examines the relationship between community forest management policies on the one hand, and income and unemployment in rural areas of Nepal on the other, by modeling the effect of forest management constraints on community forest use. Current government policy dictates the use of all community forestland for environmental conservation and limited timber production, and provides little scope for fodder and firewood production. Based on data from 259 households in 6 community forest user groups in 3 hilly districts (Dolakha, Kavre, and Nuwakot), the results show that the resources available from private lands and community forests under current policies are inadequate to fully utilize the family labor force of many rural households, and are insufficient to generate a bare subsistence income for the poorest households. The study shows that a policy change to community forest management using a more flexible agroforestry model could overcome rural unemployment problems and increase incomes while ensuring sustainable resource use from the forests.en
dc.format.extent32-39en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Mountain Society and United Nations Universityen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - International Mountain Society and United Nations Universityen
dc.subjectcommunity welfareen
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen
dc.subjectrural unemploymenten
dc.subjectforest policyen
dc.subjectrural povertyen
dc.subjectwelfare maximization modelen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleThe link between community forestry policies and poverty and unemployment in rural Nepalen
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::300000 Agricultural, Veterinary and Environmental Sciences::300900 Land, Parks and Agriculture Management::300903 Sustainable developmenten
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340202 Environment and resource economicsen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/ECONen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Financial and Business Systemsen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
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lu.contributor.uniten
dc.subject.anzsrcMD Multidisciplinaryen
dc.relation.isPartOfMountain Research and Developmenten
pubs.issue1en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/ECON
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/FABS
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume27en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8832-2316


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