Sustainable Forest Management in West Africa A case in Liberia

Proceedings of The 5th International Conference on Research in Management and Economics

Year: 2021


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Sustainable Forest Management in West Africa A case in Liberia

Cephas Selebay



Sustainable Forest Management aims to ensure that the goods and services derived from the forest to meet present-day needs, while at the same time securing their continued availability and contribution to long-term development.
With Community-based forestry is seen as a promising instrument for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through the purposeful involvement of local communities. Globally, forest area managed by local communities is on the rise. However, transferring management responsibilities to forest users alone cannot guarantee the sustainability of forest management. A monitoring tool, that allows the local communities to track the progress of forest management towards the goal of sustainability,
In its broadest sense, forest management encompasses the administrative, legal, technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the conservation and use of forests. This paper discusses a radical simplification of Liberia’s forest management, including, Forest Economic system, Necessity of community forestry, the development of Sustainable agriculture policies and programs .

keywords: Sustainable Forest Management, Forest Economic System, Necessity of Community Forestry, the Development of Sustainable Agriculture Policies and Programs.