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See detailGoing along the river by the bend; entering the village by the country: A spatial planning perspective to enhance community-based natural resource management in Cambodia
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege; Sem, Thol

in Beaupre, Pauline; Taylor, Janet; Carson, Toby (Eds.) Emerging Trends, Challenges and Innovations Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Cambodia (2009)

This paper suggests that new decentralized and de-concentration reforms, which set out a framework to bring important governance functions to the sub-national level, have opened new spaces to explore ... [more ▼]

This paper suggests that new decentralized and de-concentration reforms, which set out a framework to bring important governance functions to the sub-national level, have opened new spaces to explore complementary approaches for environmental governance. Using the Battambang spatial planning framework as a basis, the paper reviews some of the limitation of CBNRM implementation of the last ten years and then focuses on detailing the methodology used to develop and build the framework and how it can be beneficial to current CBNRM. The argument continually defended is that the integration of CBNRM initiatives into a comprehensive spatial planning framework at the provincial level can reinforce local actions and give communities stronger recognition. In a discussion of the three dimensions of the spatial planning framework which include land use planning, territorial policy, and territorial governance, the analysis does not negate the important contribution of local support to rural communities but tries to identify complementary (and not substitutive) approaches that might strengthen communities in their daily livelihood issues. [less ▲]

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See detailLocal-Level Monitoring in Decentralized Forest Management: Exploring the Spaces for Community Participation
Tol, Sokchea; Srey, Marona; Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege

in Beaupre, Pauline; Taylor, Janet; Carson, Toby (Eds.) Emerging Trends, Challenges and Innovations Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in Cambodia (2009)

This paper explores a participatory monitoring process initiated in Kampong Thom province with 3 Community Forestry (CF) sites where CF development was facilitated by Forestry Administration (FA) staff ... [more ▼]

This paper explores a participatory monitoring process initiated in Kampong Thom province with 3 Community Forestry (CF) sites where CF development was facilitated by Forestry Administration (FA) staff and externally supported by German Technical Support-Rural Development Programme (GTZ-RDP).The paper details the methodology used and the key outputs produced during the process, it highlights the four main principles of the principle, criteria, and indicator Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) which are: (1) that forest health is maintained, (2) public well-being is improved, (3) community well-being is assured, and (4) external support is effective. The results show that in all three CF, the land integrity and the forest resource itself was improved between the baseline and follow-up surveys. Despite the positive results, many of the challenges and limitations were acknowledged including the difficulty in capturing all different points of view and opinions when there are such a large number of people involved and consulted as well as how this can lead to a slowdown within the whole process and is very expensive. The paper concludes suggesting that a local level monitoring system can help to build local capacity, improve decision-making, reduce conflict between local forest dependents and responsible authorities as well as empower local community members, especially marginalized groups. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Problems and Challenges of Cambodian Rural Economy. Between New Governances and Peasant’s Realities. The Case of Kampong Thom Province
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2007)

In Cambodia, agriculture and natural resources constitute a corner stone in the production systems of peasant families, who constitute the large majority of the rural population. Hence, in the perspective ... [more ▼]

In Cambodia, agriculture and natural resources constitute a corner stone in the production systems of peasant families, who constitute the large majority of the rural population. Hence, in the perspective of an important demographic growth and an increasing marketing of agricultural inputs and outputs, man-made management of ecosystems represent considerable economic, social and environmental challenges to Cambodian peasants. The study precisely focuses on the peasant’s ways to manage rural territories. It rests on a fundamental hypothesis, according to which peasant practices are environmentally sustainable, economically efficient (in terms of creation of added-values) and socially equitable in the distribution of these added-values. A multi-scale analytical framework that integrates different dimensions of natural resources management is established to check out and fine tune this fundamental hypothesis. A first analytical framework, given a priori, covers the entire province of Kampong Thom. The second analytical framework is determined by choice. It covers two communes, selected on the basis of agro-ecological and institutional criteria, which are representative of rural dynamics observed and detailed at the provincial level. The first part shows the intricate links between agro-ecological diversity and peasant’s production systems. It details the social relationships that liven up rural territories and shows how power relationships structure or affect peasant communities. The next part analyses the new choices for collective and individual action for the management of natural resources. It points out the very conflictive nature of previous forms of management and the internal contradictions of the new choices. The potential contribution of commune council in natural resources management is also examined from a legal and organisational point of view. Field works carried out at the level of two communes detail and complete this analysis. First of all, spatial analysis of land use change between 1992 and 2006 shows the growing importance of non-peasant stakeholders in rural development dynamics. The analysis shows that when the development of rural territories can be entirely controlled by peasant’s communities, the dynamics of change are rational and efficient. Peasant’s strategies are characterized by a large diversity of activities, that all have in common the cultivation of rain-fed rice. The access to forest or fisheries resources on public state land is triggered by household’s activities diversification tactics in the dry season. These modes of access and use of natural resources are critically detailed and put in the perspective of the establishment of community fisheries and community forestry schemes. Management of private agricultural land is characterized by the overwhelming importance of rice in the cropping systems. Technical itineraries for rice cultivation implemented by rural households are analyzed and their economic results are evaluated. Different economic rationalities are highlighted in relation to inputs productivity. Elements of productivity, efficiency and profitability are also apprehended in relation with the access to credit and land markets. This analysis allows revisiting the assumed self-regulating role of land markets to ensure the growth of the agricultural sector on the one hand, and the improvement in the access of land for more equity on the other hand. Eventually, the analysis done at the commune level are put into the perspective of new institutional choices for collective and individual action for natural resources management and propose, in fine, operational recommendations to support peasant’s ways to manage natural resources. [less ▲]

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See detailRural communities on the Cambodian Central Plain : a comparative analysis based on five communes
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege; Dogot, Thomas ULiege; Ly, Viboth et al

in Moussons (2007), (9-10), 325-354

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See detailRecent land dynamics in the Tonle Sap Flood Plain and its impacts on the local communities
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege

in Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve Bulletin (2007), 3

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See detailRural Communities on the Cambodian Central Plain: A Comparative Analysis Based on Five Communes
Diepart, Jean-Christophe ULiege; Dogot, Thomas ULiege; Ly, Viboth et al

in Moussons (2006), 9-10

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