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dc.contributor.authorKalipeni, E.en
dc.contributor.authorZulu, L.en
dc.coverage.spatialBlantyreen
dc.coverage.spatialZombaen
dc.coverage.spatialSouthern Malawien
dc.coverage.temporal1986 - 2001en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:10:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:10:19Zen
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier1648en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Southern African Studies 28(1): 117-136en
dc.identifier.issn0305-7070en
dc.identifier.issn1465-3893en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66245en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the experiences of the Blantyre City Fuelwood Project ' a peri-urban fuelwood project in southern Malawi ' in the light of emerging debates on the pros and cons of top-down versus bottom-up approaches to development. After some fifteen years of direct government involvement in the production, transportation and marketing of fuelwood from this project, which had as its main objective the supplying of affordable fuelwood to the urban poor, the Malawi Government decided to hand over the management of the project plantations to indigenous rural communities. The motivations for, and early outcomes of, this decision are analysed. Partly because the original project had been carried out in a manner that had generally alienated these communities, this transfer of management is beset with problems. Furthermore, the underlying economics of the project are problematical, which calls the supposed benefits to these rural communities into question. In conclusion, it is argued that the institutional framework being put in place, and the involvement of the rural communities in the management of the planted and indigenous woods at this late stage, while well intentioned and perhaps the best option available, still shows vestiges of the top-down approach. Currently the project is unsustainable and is unlikely to succeed without continued donor support.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherNew York, NY: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectRural developmenten
dc.subjectCommunity rightsen
dc.subjectIncome generationen
dc.subjectCommunity managementen
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten
dc.subjectLivelihoodsen
dc.subjectSubtropicsen
dc.subjectNatural resource managementen
dc.subjectPovertyen
dc.subjectEmpowermenten
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectCommunity participationen
dc.subjectIncome diversificationen
dc.subjectCommunity developmenten
dc.subjectLocal governanceen
dc.subjectCollective actionen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.titleFrom top-down to bottom-up: The difficult case of the Blantyre City Fuelwood Projecten
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2002 by Journal of Southern African Studiesen
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
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