Community Forestry: A Strategic Plan (2018-2020)

 

Year of publication 2020
Publisher MONREC
Place of publication  Myanmar
Pages 63
Author MONREC
Language English

In Myanmar, Community Forestry Instructions was issued since 1995, however the Community Forestry Strategies and Action Plan could be prepared after twenty
three years. In Mynmar Forest Policy issued in 1995 metioned six imperatives, and among imperatives, importance of peple participation in forest management is described
in two imperatives, namely Participation and Public awareness. And also, fulfilment of basic need for local people is regarded as one of the important
imperatives.
According to the Myanmar Population and Housing Census of 2014, the population in Myanmar is made up of 10.88 million households. About 81% of the
population has been using wood, fuelwood and other related products for cooking and 81% of the housing depends on wood and bamboo, so fulfillment of basic needs for local people from forests is relatively high in Myanmar. In National Forest Master Plan (2001-2030), it is targeted to establish 2.27 million acres of Community Forest areas and aimed to support about 25% of fuelwood
requirement by local people from the Community Forests.