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Supporting Local Initiatives in Woodland Regeneration: A case study from Ntabazinduna Communal Land, Zimbabwe

Argues that government woodlot programmes have been largely unsuccessful and fail to address the real resource needs of communities. It describes how, given this context, local communities have evolved their own changing woodland management strategies. These practices are entirely local in their origin, usually developed first by individuals who then lead by example and demonstration. The early stages of cooperation with these locally-derived practices by government forest extension staff are also described.

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