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Fire and Land Tenure Conflict



The study by Suyanto and others deals with finding solutions to repeated burning in a land conflict area within the protected forest zone, Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, in Lampung. Uncontrolled burning and land degradation was reduced with local government granting the communities tenure over areas they claimed and had previously cultivated. The communities developed agroforestry systems on these areas and were also committed to jointly protecting the natural forests in the surrounding National Park. Granting tenure rights to formerly cultivated lands and getting the community involved in park management resulted in a win-win situation for both parties.





Suyanto S, Permana RP, Khususiyah N and Joshi L. 2004. Land tenure, agroforestry adoption and reduction of fire hazard in a forest: a case study from Lampung, Sumatra Indonesia. Agroforestry Systems. 65(1):P. 1-11.
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S. Suyanto, Noviana Khususiyah and Rizki Pandu Permana. 2001. The Role of Land Tenure in Improving Sustainable Land Management and the Environment in a Forest Zone in Lampung-Sumatra. ICRAF, CIFOR, European Union. Bogor. Indonesia. Report.
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