Maoist People’s War and Community Adaptation: A Case of Community Forest User Groups Nepal

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  • Nirmal Kumar BK DFID-Livelihoods and Forestry Programme

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v9i1.8594

Keywords:

conflict, adaptation, threat, vulnerability, livelihoods

Abstract

The ten year long armed conflict between the state and the Maoists in Nepal had tremendous impact on all sectors and communities in the rural area. However, based on the study of three Community Forest User Groups (CFUGs) of Eastern Nepal, it is argued that CFUGs were less vulnerable than other rural institutions. The paper further discusses how CFUGs adapted their coping strategies and functioned more effectively than other village level institutions during the conflict period. It was observed that due to adjustments of the Maoists agendas for CFUGs planning, such as issues surrounding poverty reduction, social inclusion and caste/ethnic/gender-based discrimination, the Maoists did not adversely affect the CFUGs.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v9i1.8594

Journal of Forestry and Livelihood Vol.9(1) 2010 57-61

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Published

2013-09-11

How to Cite

BK, N. K. (2013). Maoist People’s War and Community Adaptation: A Case of Community Forest User Groups Nepal. Journal of Forest and Livelihood, 9(1), 57–61. https://doi.org/10.3126/jfl.v9i1.8594

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