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Title: Collaborative Forest Management in Uganda: Benefits, Implementation Challenges and Future Directions

Date Published: 2012
Author/s: Nelson Turyahabwe, Jacob Godfrey Agea,
Mnason Tweheyo and Susan Balaba Tumwebaze
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Affiliation: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Makerere University, Kampala


In many countries including Uganda, management of forest resources has moved away
from command and control system to a more participatory approach that require
involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The introduction of Participatory Forest
Management (PFM) was sparked by several factors: both international and local. At the
international level, treaties and accords such as the Tropical Forest Action Plan (TFAP), an
outgrowth of the agenda 21 framework initiated in Rio-de-Janeiro in 1992, sought to reverse
the loss of forests through the involvement of stakeholders, especially adjacent communities