Community-based forest governance: from resistance to proposals for sustainable use

This is a didactic document for communities who work with the member groups of the federation, Indigenous organizations, allied ecologists and farmers, as well as all communities that advocate the vision of building a socially just and environmentally-sound world. This document presents various cases illustrate community-based forest governance (CFG), pointing out opportunities, difficulties and possible directions to confront and facilitate processes of sustainable forest use. This document will also be used as a tool to facilitate discussion of CFG processes in community workshops or participatory lectures. It also present ideas and criteria to justify the urgent demands for sustainable integration of forest use within communities.

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