Rights, revenues and responsibilities - solving conflicts using PFM for wild coffee conservation

Press/Media: Expert Comment


Conflicts have often occurred with conservation initiatives due to their impacts on local communities. Key issues are the displacement of people, the loss of access to resources, and impacts on livelihoods. It is now broadly recognised that the rights of human communities need to be respected. New approaches to conservation need to be explored so that communities are engaged in meeting conservation goals and ensuring sustainable outcomes. The use of participatory forest management (PFM) for the conservation of wild coffee in southwest Ethiopia is one such approach. It could ensure long-standing conflicts over forests are resolved and new ones avoided, while conserving wild coffee.

Period6 Jan 2017

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