Managing Natural Resources Locally: An Overview of Innovations and Ten Initial Steps for Local Governments

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Bukidnon, Philippines: International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Southeast Asian Regional Research Programme: International Fund for Agricultural Development


This publication reports on the devolution and growth in community-based resource that is taking place in the Philippines. The authors suggest effective, innovative approaches for enabling local governments to manage resources.



Stakeholders, Community institutions, Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), Local policy, Institutional capacity building, Decentralization, Community participation, Natural resource management, Local governance, Adoption of innovations, Upland resource management, Policy reform, Devolution, Aim (asian institute of management), Ard (associates in rural development, Inc.), Atsal (agroforestry tree seed association in lantapan), BSWM (Bureau of Soil and Water Management), Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Dilg (department of interior and local government), Eia (environmental impact assessment), Enrc (environment and natural resources council), Gold (governance and local democracy project), International centre for research in agroforestry (icraf), Local Government Units (LGUs), Lma (land mangement agreement), Nrmdc (natural resources management development council), Protected area management board (pamb), Po (people's organization), Sloping agricultural land technology (salt), Top (technology of participation), Unac (upland ngo assistance committee), Governance Watershed