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Comparative Analysis and Policy Recommendations on Developing Bamboo Resource Tenure Systems in Asia and Africa

Technical Reports
Comparative Analysis and Policy Recommendations on Developing Bamboo Resource Tenure Systems in Asia and Africa

Author:

Xiaoli Wang

Publisher:

INBAR; WFI

Year:

2006

Pages:

99

Keywords:

bamboo, resource, systems, Asia, Africa, tenure

This report explores bamboo sector challenges and forest tenure issues in seven developing countries. Forest tenure is explored because in most countries there are no specific tenure systems for bamboo, which despite its importance to local livelihoods, has
long been seen as a less important species than timber, which generates more revenue. The report finds that laying a foundation of adequate tenure user rights is critical to creating an environment in which public policy, the free market, and individuals can function most efficiently and effectively.

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