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dc.contributor.authorAssembe Mvondo, Samuel*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T09:57:07Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T09:57:07Zen
dc.date.issued2006-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520500450867en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/130766en
dc.descriptionThis article examines different uses of forest-based incomes by local communities in Cameroon. Following, the 1994 forestry legislation, local communities have had the opportunity to derive income from forests in the form of annual fees from logging companies, and through the creation of community forests. Currently, several village communities are benefiting from these financial mechanisms, which should allow them to reduce their chronic poverty and to develop. However, this study undertaken in the village of Kongo indicates how these incomes are generally poorly managed and diverted by local elites. This finding runs contrary to the poverty-reduction objective underlying the development of community forests and the allocation of a proportion of forest taxation to local populations. A profound change in direction is required, through instituting democratic local governance.<p>This article is hosted by our co-publisher Taylor & Francis.</p>en
dc.format.extent6en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/forestry-income-management-and-poverty-reduction-empirical-findings-from-kongo-130766
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectGovernance and citizenship
dc.titleForestry income management and poverty reduction: empirical findings from Kongo, Cameroonen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryCameroonen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment in Practice Journal
oxfam.subject.keywordDiP
prism.number1en
prism.volume16en
dc.year.issuedate2006en


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