Tenure rights and access to forests: a training manual for research
Part I: A guide to key issues
A.M. Larson, CIFOR, 2012 | ISBN: 978-602-8693-84-4

The first part of this guide has been created with the purpose of summarizing the most important aspects of forest tenure rights and access to resources, because of the relevance of these issues for research on forests. It also provides guidance on the selection of methods and tools for obtaining appropriate tenure-related information in research. It addresses tenure, the content of rights, tenure security and theoretical and policy approaches to property; the nature of tenure rights, including customary and informal ones; and other actors and variables, including the role of the state, competing interests in forests and forestland, the role of collective action, and issues of power and differentiation inside the communities. Download the publication [pdf] …