Community Forest Management
The elaboration of these technical guidelines intends to support the CFM process. These guidelines consist of a chronological description of all steps that are necessary to introduce CFM in a local village: the participatory forest inventory, the elaboration of the five-year forest management plan, the development of forest protection and development regulations and the clarification of roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders involved in the CFM process. It is important to notice, that throughout the manual the village level is considered the most important stakeholder in the CFM process. This also means, that the village gets the opportunity to enhance its management capacity and develop mechanisms that allow the village community to make its own decision related to common resource management.