chapter  4
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The Legal and Policy Framework

Forests and forest managers are influenced by the wider political and economic climate, in particular national policy and the institutional and legal framework. Decisions on how land is allocated to forestry, or other uses, are important for the success of SFM. For example, conflicts can occur between forestry, agriculture, mining and other land uses. If the legal framework for resolving these conflicts is inadequate, the forest manager is left in a difficult situation.