Participatory approach used to co-design options for small-scale forest management on degraded lands in southern China, to overcome ambiguities created by rapid tenure reforms
Action research in Madagascar helped to shape a new law on local community management of renewable natural resources by bridging the gaps between customary laws and official legislation
The Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM) approach helped communities strengthen their organizations, begin new forestry activities and improve their relationships with government agencies and private companies at 30 sites in 11 countries since 1999
Workshop co-organized by CIFOR in Monrovia was the first major event ever held on community forestry in Liberia
Global research project on forest tenure reform launched in over 30 sites in 10 countries, in coordination with the Rights and Resources Initiative
Two papers commissioned from CIFOR scientists by the World Bank helped to inform the Bank’s policy research report on agricultural expansion, poverty reduction, and environment in tropical forests
Findings from CIFOR research in Africa and Asia as part of the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) showed that collective action can reduce poverty if it includes women, ethnic minorities and the very poor.
Global Comparative Study on Forest Tenure Reform (GCS Tenure) launched
World Bank’s Living Standard Measurement Study (LSMS) Surveys forestry module and sourcebook incorporate methodology from CIFOR’s Poverty Environment Network (PEN), a global comparative study in 24 countries that found rural households get up to 20% of income from forests
Adaptive Collaborative Management approach in Uganda helped strengthen women’s tenure rights to forests and trees and improve gender equity in six forest communities, with a major rise in the number of women in leadership positions and running for public office.
Impact evaluation of GCS Tenure found that its participatory approach has helped many stakeholders collaborative to identify and solve problems – and to recognize their own ability to improve the future.