Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorYadav, B. D.en
dc.contributor.authorBigsby, Hugh R.en
dc.contributor.authorMacDonald, Ian A.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-16T02:13:59Z
dc.date.issued2008-08en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3536
dc.description.abstractNepal has established community forestry institutions to manage natural resources at the local community level under the assumption that there will be better management than under Government agencies. However, community forestry has not been entirely successful as it has not addressed the needs of poor and marginalised groups. The main goal of this study is to examine how Nepalese social structure guides the structure of the Executive Committee (EC) of Community Forestry User Groups and in particular, whether the EC is dominated by elite groups that could in turn hinder the needs of poor and marginalised groups. This paper uses data from the middle hill district of Baglung, Nepal. Statistical analysis indicates that decision-making is dominated by the local elite, who are typically from higher castes, have larger land holdings, and have a higher income. The empirical results are expected to suggest policy makers design program for empowering people of low caste, poor and lower socio-economic status to create opportunity to be involved in decision making in order to have equal or need based benefits acquired by CF.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Societyen
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Societyen
dc.rightsCopyright by author(s). Readers may make copies of this document for non-commercial purposes only, provided that this copyright notice appears on all such copies.en
dc.source2008 New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Conferenceen
dc.subjectsocial structureen
dc.subjectleadershipen
dc.subjectcasteen
dc.subjectcommunity forestryen
dc.subjectdecision makingen
dc.subjectNepalen
dc.titleWho are controlling community forestry user groups in Nepal? Scrutiny of elite theoryen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Published
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agribusiness and Commerceen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Global Value Chains and Tradeen
pubs.finish-date2008-08-29en
pubs.notesPaper presented at the 2008 New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (Inc.) Conference, Tahuna Conference Centre – Nelson, New Zealand, August 28-29, 2008.en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce/GVCT
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.start-date2008-08-28en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8832-2316
lu.subtypeConference Paperen


Files in this item

Default Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record