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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2012
    Senegal, Western Africa
  2. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    One of the main technical knowledge gaps for sustainable timber production in tropical forests is the lack of reliable information on tree growth, which is indispensable for defining cutting cycles and estimating harvest volumes. We applied dendroecological methods to measure and model the diameter growth (dbh) of mahogany Swietenia macrophylla and cedar Cedrela odorata in humid tropical forests of community-managed concessions in the Maya Biosphere Reserve, Petén, Guatemala. The width of growth rings was determined in increment cores from 32 trees of S. macrophylla and 27 of C.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    Whilst community forestry programmes have combined sustainable forestry with community empowerment and poverty alleviation since the late 1970s, the role of intermediary organisations in shaping the technical and political capacities of forest user groups has rarely been systematically studied. The long-term durability of community forestry groups has been linked with the congruence between local and national determinations of tenure rights, and the involvement of local communities in determining the ‘rules' that govern the management of the forests.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Guatemala

    Community forestry (CF) was initiated in the 1970s as a way to empower communities, alleviate poverty and manage forests. Intermediary organisations are considered to have played a critical role in the sustainability and equitability of community forest management. This study analyses a second-tier institution, ACOFOP [Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén], founded in the mid-1990s by local people in the Maya Biosphere Reserve [MBR] of Guatemala. ACOFOP has been

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2016
    Kenya, Nicaragua

    Tropentag, September 18-21, 2016, Vienna, Austria

    “Solidarity in a competing world —

    fair use of resources”

    Prosperity Prospects in Contested Forest Areas: Evidence from

    Community Forestry Development in Guatemala and Nicaragua

    Dietmar Stoian

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    , Aldo Rodas

    2

    , Jessenia Arguello

    3

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    Bioversity International, Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, France

    2

    Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Guatemala, Natural Resources and Agrotourism,

    3

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