Land, People and Forests in Eastern and Southern Africa. A Study of the Impact of Land Relations upon Community Involvement in Forest Future

June 2000
Liz Alden Wily with Sue Mbaya (IUCN)

A summary of a larger study. Examines the relationship of people’s rights in land to the manner in which they may be involved in the management of forests in Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho and to a lesser degree Botswana and Swaziland. Includes examination of property relations, state power, land reform, recognition of customary rights, the changing nature of tenure, and the impact of new land law on community forest rights.