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Who's managing the commons? Inclusive management for a sustainable future
This paper sets the scene, presenting the key issues identified by the partners of the programme, providing a benchmark of our current thinking, while placing it within the broader debate on decentralised management of natural resources in dryland Africa.
In much of Africa, rural populations depend on access to common property resources such as rangelands and forests for their livelihoods. Securing local rights of access to and management of such resources against encroachment or alienation by national or international actors is key to protecting the livelihoods of local people.
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Securing the commons