"The change starts from those who are affected by the problem being around the table with those who want to experiment research and deliver options for development, sitting as equal partners." (Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda)
Rural development issues are critical not only for the rural areas themselves but also for addressing pressing global concerns of food security (FS), climate change, biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction, provision of environmental goods and services, and good governance. Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has been a rural development strategy for over 30 years.
This inventory and status report is part of an ongoing initiative to create and expand the Practitioners’
Network for Large Landscape Conservation throughout North America. It may also be used to promote,
support, and advance large landscape conservation in the Rocky Mountain West.
The Practitioners’ Network is an informal group of individuals and organizations committed to addressing
the most important land and water issues facing North America—including land use patterns,
This sourcebook has two purposes. The first is to provide a selection of evaluation tools and change mechanisms for collaborative groups to consider and use. The second is tostimulate discussion of evaluation and adaptation in collaborative resource management. Collaborative resource management and adaptive management are not new concepts, but experience has not caught up to theory, and there is much to learn from the rapidly evolving efforts underway.
As the global population surges, dams have been increasingly adopted as a way to keep up with skyrocketing demands for water and energy.
A United Nations-backed project in Kenya is protecting forests and wildlife, as well as providing alternative livelihoods, and offers valuable lessons on how governments and the private sector can successfully work together for the betterment of communities and the environment.
At present the majority of tree planting in Africa focuses on monotypic stands of non-native species, which offer limited added value in terms of biodiversity or socioeconomic opportunities.