- Countries in mountain regions are reorienting forest policies toward a multipronged strategy involving conservation, restoration and production.
- CIFOR’s Sloping Land in Transition (SLANT) research program is expanding to Bhutan with an aim of finding causal pathways between up-slope forest management and down-slope security.
- Forests figure strongly in Bhutan’s philosophical and operational framework of Gross National Happiness (GNH).
- Expected project outcomes are the following:
- development of stakeholder capacity in participatory research and decision-making processes
- increased awareness by district and national sectorial management units and policy makers about the role of upland smallholder communities in management of forest landscapes
- support to a cadre of forestry professionals through their integration into the project team.
Topic: land use change, climate change, small scale farming, adaptability
Series: CIFOR Brief no. 42
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2017Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.