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Community forestry in Cameroon: a diagnostic analysis of laws, institutions, actors and opportunities
By: CoNGOs
Published: November 21, 2017
Countries: Cameroon
Document type: Report
Document ID: 3476
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Community forestry in Cameroon: a diagnostic analysis of laws, institutions, actors and opportunities
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This brief study has been produced by the partners of the CoNGOs consortium to share our different knowledge and experience, and to set out a joint understanding of the current state of play in relation to community forestry in Cameroon.

The study aims to:
• consider existing institutional and legal frameworks in Cameroon (and their strengths and limitations);
• set out demographic, cultural and socio-economic factors affecting community forestry;
• identify key actors and institutions (which will include a focus on cooperatives and other producer groups which reflect community utilisation of natural resources (including land for agriculture) in forested areas;
• Analyse the constraints – legal and practical – to effective community forestry in Cameroon; and
• Consider options and strategies which can be adopted (principally within the framework of the CoNGOs project) to enhance the effectiveness and viability of community-based forest management within Cameroon, and the benefits received by communities from it.


CED, Fern, FPP, IIED, Okani (2017) Community forestry in Cameroon: a diagnostic analysis of laws, institutions, actors and opportunities. IIED, London.