chapter  5
46 Pages

Enhancing Community Participation: Participatory Forestry Management in China

ByLiu Jinlong, Wu Junqi, Yuan Juanwen, Zhou Pidong

In China, forestry plays an important role in poverty alleviation, water and soil protection and the preservation of biodiversity and traditional cultural heritage. For many years, China’s forestry sector has been a focus of international attention and, as a result, has been supported by a number of forestry development projects and sector-wide bilateral and multilateral development assistance programmes. Since the 1990s, community participation has become a central tenet of projects funded by international agencies – and, in most cases, a condition of funding.