This paper describes the interventions undertaken in the Doe Mao Salong watershed in an effort to restore the landscape and improve the livelihoods of local communities. Interventions included forming multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate dialogue and to ensure participatory land-use planning; the creation of tree nurseries for forest rehabilitation; identifying products for sale in local markets; and a focus on action learning. Land-tenure arrangements proved key to these interventions. The report describes the impacts. One major take-away is that formal, legislated land tenure rights are not always a pre-condition for encouraging sustainable practices in the landscape. Informally recognizing access and land-use rights can go a long way towards encouraging sustainable practices.
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