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View the PDF document Finding tools for Land tenure conflict transformation in Fiji's Community Forestry
Author:Murti, Radhika.
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Award: M.A.
Date: 2007.
Call No.: pac In Process
BRN: 1040953
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: Land tenure conflicts, stemming from differing views on ownership and property rights within forest management in Fiji, have led to delayed implementation of critical environmental management plans, loss of economic benefits and disintegration within mataqali units. In order to successfully implement sustainable forest management, the issue of land tenure conflict has to be addressed. An examination of existing conflicts within forestry is critical in understanding the cause, implications, and possible solutions. This paper critically analyses disagreements among the stakeholders involved in the Drawa project (a pilot sustainable forest management scheme) and the Sovi Basin projects to elicit an understanding of the underlying issues. The thesis identifies potential tools to assist in conflict transformation (viz. ‘4Rs’ Dubois (1998); Vodoz (1996); Pruitt and Rubin (1998); & EC2000 AHP) and provides an analysis of the above case studies to explore the validity of utilising such tools for positive outcomes in a Pacific context.
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