Institutional arrangements and collective action: evidence from forest management in Zimbabwe


Forests provide environmental goods and services, food security, income and jobs through the sale of timber and non-timber forest products (Berrahmouni et al. 2015). However, management of forest resources is associated with complex dynamics related to social, economic and political considerations (Bugembe 2016). The deepening poverty and food insecurity levels increase the dependence of rural and urban communities on forest resources (Pritchard et al. 2020).

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