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Enhancing Livelihoods and Food Security from Agroforestry and Community Forestry in Nepal

Nepal’s Community forestry (CF) has long been recognized as one of the successful programs in promoting community based forest governance and effective delivery of social and environmental outcomes (Pagdee et al. 2006; Bowler et al. 2012). CF has hugely contributed in restoring greenery, promoting biodiversity and enhancing environmental services (Bluffstone et al, 2015). Yet, critics find that CF has not
adequately delivered economic benefits to the communities and revenue to the state (Hajjar et al, 2016) and therefore economic outputs of Nepal’s CF are far below its potential.