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The data not collected on community forestry

Hajjar R
et al
November 2016

The authors conduct a systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature on community forestry to identify existing knowledge gaps. They find 3 key trends that limit understanding of community forestry. First, there are substantial data gaps linking population dynamics, market forces, and biophysical characteristics to environmental and livelihood outcomes. Second, most studies focus on environmental outcomes, and those that assess socioeconomic outcomes typically rely on qualitative data. Thirdly, there is a bias toward studies on South Asian forests

Publication type: 
Journal Article
Source name: 
Conservation Biology