CANARI is preparing a series of case studies of forest management initiatives designed to provide socio-economic benefits to the rural poor. Some of these are specially commissioned and in-depth whereas others are shorter and based on an Action Learning Group field trip and subsequent analysis. All the case studies seek to analyse the institutional arrangements (e.g. policies, legislation, practices, structures and processes), the degree of stakeholder participation, the shaping and enabling factors, the livelihood benefits and costs and the extent to which these have been equitably distributed. They also provide recommendations as to how the initiative might be enhanced and what wider lessons can be learned from it.
These case study analyses will feed into a set of recommendations about the type of institutional arrangments that can optimise the socio-economic contribution of forest resources to the rural poor of the islands of the Caribbean
- Brown N. A., Bennett N.G., 2010. Consolidating Change: Lessons from a decade of experience in mainstreaming local forest management in Jamaica. CANARI Technical Report 390, Forests and Livelihoods series No. 3, Laventille, Trinidad.
- Perry-Fingal, B. 2009. Warmmae Letang: a case study of community-based tourism within the Morne Trois Pitons World Heritage Site, Dominica. CANARI Technical Report 384, Forests and Livelihoods series No1., Laventille, Trinidad.
- Trewenack G. 2009. Conserving the Grande Riviere watershed: a case study of collaborative forest management in north-east Trinidad. CANARI Technical Report 388, Forests and Livelihoods series No 2, Laventille, Trinidad.
- Hughes McDermott, M. 2010. The Fondes Amandes community reforestation project: improving watershed management and community. CANARI Technical Report 389, Laventille, Trinidad.
- Mini-case study 391, produced by CANARI based on analysis conducted by the Forests and Livelihoods action learning group during their field visit to St. Vincent, August 2008.Partners for the environment: Developing alternative livelihoods for the Chateaubelair community.
- Mini-case study 392, produced by CANARI based on analysis conducted by the Forests and Livelihoods action learning group during their field visit to Saint Lucia, February 2009. Fond Gens Libre: Who benefits from the Gros Pitons Trails?
- Mini case-study 393, Site visit to Morne Longue, Grenada.