Communities, Livelihoods, and Natural Resources
Action Research and Policy Change in Asia
Stephen R. Tyler is President, Adaptive Resource Management Ltd. He directed a program of action research for Community-Based NRM in Asia for 7 years, as program team leader with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and has worked with partners throughout Asia on applied research in the field of environment and development for 16 years. He served as consultant to Asian Development Bank, World Bank, CIDA, and other international organizations and has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from University of California, Berkeley.
'...brings together an impressive set of action research studies [that] are clearly written and understandable. Both researchers and practitioners concerned with rural development will find the book to be a valuable source of lessons and inspiration.'
Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute.
'This book is a timely contribution...[It] is particularly valuable since it contains a synthesis of actual field experiences derived from over 75 research projects...and should be widely read and used both by professional scholars and policy makers.'
Professor M.S. Swaminathan, Chairman, National Commission on Farmers, Government of India.
|List of figures|
|List of tables|
|List of boxes|
|Acronyms and abbreviations|
|Biographies of authors|
|Part I: 1 Introduction|
|1. Introduction: poverty and environment in practice|
|2. Community-based natural resource management: a research approach to rural poverty and environmental degradation|
|Part II: Community-based natural resource management in action|
|3. Community-based natural resource management and decentralized governance in Ratanakiri, Cambodia|
|4. Participatory local planning for resource governance in the Tam Giang lagoon, Vietnam|
|5. Towards upland sustainable development: livelihood gains and resource management in central Vietnam|
|6. Co-management of Pastureland in Mongolia|
|7. Exclusion, accommodation and community-based natural resource management: legitimizing the enclosure of a community fishery in southern Laos|
|Part III: From local action to policy impact|
|8. Building networks of support for community-based coastal resource management in Cambodia|
|9. Scaling up community-based natural resource management in Guizhou province, China|
|10. Walking the extra mile: from field learning to natural resource management research and policy in Bhutan|
|11. Strengthening local voices to inform national policy: community forestry in Cambodia|
|12. Harmonizing ancestral domain with local governance in the Cordillera of the northern Philippines|
|13. Shaping the key to fit the lock: participatory action research and community forestry in the Philippines|
|Part IV: Poverty, community and policy impact in action research|
|14. Creating options for the poor through participatory research|
|15. Exclusive, moi? Natural resource management, poverty, inequality and gender in Asia|
|16. Community-based natural resource management communitiesin action|
|17. Shaping policy from the field|
|18. Conclusions: community-based natural resource management in action|
Stephen Tyler Stephen R. Tyler is the President of Adaptive Resource Management Ltd. and programme team leader with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and has worked with partners throughout Asia on applied research in the field of environment and development for 16 years. He served as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, World Bank, CIDA, and has a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
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