Community forestry

CIFOR’s work on community forestry aims to give policy makers the evidence base they need to make effective decisions that support both forests and people.


By giving people a direct stake in how their forest resources are managed, community forestry aims to improve livelihoods and contribute to local, national and even global economies while conserving forest and tree resources.

CIFOR works with forest communities across the tropics to better understand collective governance institutions, the role of multistakeholder processes and platforms in land-use decision making, investment pathways and the impacts of devolution of natural resource rights.

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