Tuesday, April 09, 2013


PUBLICATION: CIFOR Training Manual on “Tenure rights and access to forests”

A new guide by the Center for International Forestry Research attempts to help students, researchers and practitioners understand why forest tenure matters, who should benefit and how to manage competing interests in land.

This guide has been created with the purpose of summarising the most important aspects of forest tenure rights and resource access, because of the relevance of these issues to research on forests, as well as providing guidance on the selection of methods and tools for obtaining appropriate tenure information in research. It is hoped that the guide will help researchers to incorporate tenure dimensions more effectively, with a common understanding and in ways that are comparable across research sites and projects, into a broad spectrum of research projects where tenure issues may influence results.

The manual is available for download here. More information about how and why the manual was developed is summarized in this blog post.

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