Natural resource management by local associations in the Kelka Region of Mali

dc.contributor.authorDéme, Y.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.coverage.spatialKelka Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialMalien
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T19:11:03Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T19:11:03Zen
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the trend of decentralization in natural resource management initiated in 1992 as a result of the state's inability to fairly and adequately manage natural resources in a sustainable fashion. The study on which the paper is based assessed the Kelka Village Associations to determine whether these local organizations have the institutional capacity to manage the environment in a sustainable and equitable manner based on the following criterion: their legitimacy, their authority, their operational capacity, and the content and enforcement of internal regulations. The paper then moves on to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Village Associations and the Walde Kelke Federation, which is the umbrella organization that was installed to protect the environment and amicably settle disputes related to the management of natural resources. A number of weaknesses are also presented: the need to rebuild traditional organizational structures, a lack of legal standing, the peripheral role granted to women, and finally, their lack of support from higher levels of government. The Associations and Federation have, however, placed these local communities in good stead to meet the needs of a decentralized NRM regime.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier1894en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Institute for Environment and Development, IIED Drylands Programme, Issue Paper No. 74en
dc.identifier.issn1357-9312en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/66469en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectCommunity managementen
dc.subjectConflicten
dc.subjectGovernment policyen
dc.subjectLand tenureen
dc.subjectFood securityen
dc.subjectConservationen
dc.subjectDecentralizationen
dc.subjectCommunity participationen
dc.subjectNatural resource managementen
dc.subjectMalien
dc.subjectTraditional resource managementen
dc.subjectKelkaen
dc.subjectLocal associationsen
dc.subjectAuthorityen
dc.subjectLegitimacyen
dc.subjectLocal institutionsen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scaleen
dc.titleNatural resource management by local associations in the Kelka Region of Malien
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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