Rapid Appraisal for Community Forestry: The RA Process and Rapid Diagnostic Tools
This is a book about rapid appraisal (RA) research for use in forestry development, and particularly with community or social forestry work. Community forestry has been most simply defined as the control and management of forest resources by local people. Written in the context of Nepal's innovative new approach to forestry development through community forestry, this book reflects the author's firm belief, based on years of practice, that rapid appraisal is one of the most useful methodologies for achieving the important goals of community forestry research and development. This guide is designed for forestry and natural resource professionals, researchers, trainers and academics worldwide.