Rights shaping landscapes and livelihoods in Nepal

In Nepal, an ambitious government program to hand tenure and forest management rights to local communities has not only had a positive outcome for conservation, but has also generated a sustainable source of income for forest communities. Ongoing research by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and ForestAction Nepal is looking into what kinds of benefits and challenges these forest-based enterprises face, and what it means for both livelihoods and landscapes.

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