Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 106
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The developing world's poorest people live in marginal, often harsh rural environments—environments which tend to be fragile and highly vulnerable to overexploitation. These rural people depend directly on their local ecosystems for access to the food, forage, fuel, fiber, water, medicines and building materials. What types of natural resource management (NRM) can improve the livelihoods of these poor people while protecting or enhancing the natural resource base they depend on? New approaches to NRM are needed: ones that move beyond the earlier narrow focus on productivity (such as crop yields), to include social, institutional and policy considerations. One such approach--comanagement--is presented in this book. It can be defined as collaborative arrangements in which the community of local resource users, local and senior governments, and other stakeholders share responsibility and authority for managing a specified natural resource or resources. This book draws on...