Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India: Minimizing Conflict in Joint Forest Management

Citation:

Kant, Shashi, and Roshan Cooke. 1999. “Jabalpur District, Madhya Pradesh, India: Minimizing Conflict in Joint Forest Management.” In Cultivating Peace Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resource Management, edited by Daniel Buckles, 81–97. Ottawa: International Development Research Center.

Authors: Shashi Kant, Roshan Cooke

Abstract:

Joint forest management (JFM) ia a system in which forestry departments and local communities share both responsibilities related to forest management and benefits in terms of the proceeds. The critical factor in its success is the resolution of conflicts between state (forest manager) and local communities and of conflicts within and between communities. In this chapter, JFM institutions in four villages are examined, and the conditions needed to minimize conflicts are identified. These conditions are complementarity among formal institutions and between formal and informal institutions: transparency of institutions, accountability of change agents, a shift in the custodial paradigm of forest managers, and absence of uncertainty.

Topics: Economies, Environment, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equity, Political Participation Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 1999

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