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Universiteit Utrecht

1. Barnes, C.A. Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India.

Degree: 2010, Universiteit Utrecht

The Joint Forest Management (JFM) policy was implemented across India during the 1990s with the vision of combining forest conservation and rural livelihood improvement goals through creating local level partnerships between the Forest Department and the local villagers. The difference between the rhetoric and the reality has been widely documented, as has the great variety in outcomes of JFM seen in forests and villages across India, raising the question about the reasons for such diversity. In this research the departure point of forests as a common pool resource (CPR) is taken, central to which is the concept of collective action through which forest users devise rules to manage the forests. Collective action lies at the heart of the JFM policy. One reason for the variety in outcomes of JFM at a local level could be the differing levels of involvement of external actors- seen here as individuals and organisations other than the local forest users, with the key external actors being the Forest Department and NGOs. This research uses a comparative analysis of four cases in which collective action is functioning and two cases in which collective action is not functioning, with the level of key external actor involvement varying across the cases. The influence of external actors is measured through the independent variable indicators: provision of relevant knowledge, management and social skills, communication channels and financial support. The sustainability of collective action (the dependent variable) is assessed using the indicators: the functioning of collective action, the level of understanding of JFM policy, awareness and involvement of forest users, connections with external actors, confidence in future benefits and the perceived ability to independently manage JFM. The main conclusion is that external actor involvement is not a pre-requisite for functioning collective action, however external actors do occupy a central and powerful position to influence the level of sustainability of collective action. Whilst there are individual positive cases of external actors influencing individual indicators, there is no clear correlation between external actor involvement and the indicators for sustainability of collective action, indicating that their involvement does not necessarily lead to more sustainable collective action. The influence of external actors is determined at an individual, rather than an organisational level and is limited due to a lack of policy knowledge, limited efforts in outreach towards marginalised groups, poor communication between external actors themselves and the low level to which JFM is institutionalised within the Forest Department. The study concludes with policy recommendations for external actors at a local level to strengthen the sustainability of JFM in Maharashtra. Advisors/Committee Members: van Laerhoven, Dr Frank.

Subjects/Keywords: Geowetenschappen; collective action, joint forest management, community forestry, decentralisation, institutional analysis and development

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APA (6th Edition):

Barnes, C. A. (2010). Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India. (Masters Thesis). Universiteit Utrecht. Retrieved from http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/44323

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Barnes, C A. “Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India.” 2010. Masters Thesis, Universiteit Utrecht. Accessed February 28, 2021. http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/44323.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Barnes, C A. “Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India.” 2010. Web. 28 Feb 2021.

Vancouver:

Barnes CA. Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Universiteit Utrecht; 2010. [cited 2021 Feb 28]. Available from: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/44323.

Council of Science Editors:

Barnes CA. Sustainable collective action in Joint Forest Management, Maharashtra, India. [Masters Thesis]. Universiteit Utrecht; 2010. Available from: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/44323


Universiteit Utrecht

2. Berttram, D.V.I. Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?.

Degree: 2011, Universiteit Utrecht

International and national actors increasingly resort to market-based mechanisms for natural resource management (NRM). One increasingly popular mechanism are Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). PES create a market attaching an economic value to ES in order to achieve more considered consumption of services and resources. Payments are envisioned to serve as incentives for the adaptation of alternative land-use technologies that are environmentally beneficial while taking livelihoods and development of rural people into account. In East Africa interest and in situ pilot projects are increasing. The feasibility and necessary developments for effective application of PES are yet little explored. The objective of this research therefore is to study the feasibility of PES schemes as effective NRM mechanism in East Africa. The central research question therefore is: To what extend are PES a feasible mechanism for natural resource management in the East African context? Answering the research question is approached on three levels: the level of the East African regional, the national and project level. Advisors/Committee Members: Dieperink, Dr. Carel, van Laerhoven, Dr. Frank.

Subjects/Keywords: Geowetenschappen; Payments for Ecosysten Services, natural resource management, East Africa

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APA (6th Edition):

Berttram, D. V. I. (2011). Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?. (Masters Thesis). Universiteit Utrecht. Retrieved from http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/205246

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Berttram, D V I. “Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Universiteit Utrecht. Accessed February 28, 2021. http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/205246.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Berttram, D V I. “Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?.” 2011. Web. 28 Feb 2021.

Vancouver:

Berttram DVI. Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Universiteit Utrecht; 2011. [cited 2021 Feb 28]. Available from: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/205246.

Council of Science Editors:

Berttram DVI. Payments for Ecosystem Services - A Feasible Mechanims for Natural Resource Mangagement in East Africa?. [Masters Thesis]. Universiteit Utrecht; 2011. Available from: http://dspace.library.uu.nl:8080/handle/1874/205246

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