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Unusual partnerships: Lessons for landscapes and livelihoods from the Doe Mae Salong landscape, Thailand

This paper describes the interventions undertaken in the Doe Mao Salong watershed in an effort to restore the landscape and improve the livelihoods of local communities. Interventions included forming multi-stakeholder platforms to facilitate dialogue and to ensure participatory land-use planning; the creation of tree nurseries for forest rehabilitation; identifying products for sale in local markets; and a focus on action learning. Land-tenure arrangements proved key to these interventions. The report describes the impacts. One major take-away is that formal, legislated land tenure rights are not always a pre-condition for encouraging sustainable practices in the landscape. Informally recognizing access and land-use rights can go a long way towards encouraging sustainable practices.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Civil society
  • Forests and forestry
  • Land tenure and land titling
  • Livelihood rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
Copyright Yes
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Author (individual) Rattanasorn, Tawatchai
Co-author (individual) Fisher, Bob; Kugel, Carolin
ISBN number 9782831714981
Publication place Gland, Switzerland
Publisher IUCN
Publication date 2012
Pagination 31
Date uploaded June 11, 2015, 13:28 (UTC)
Date modified November 10, 2018, 09:36 (UTC)