Title: Responsibility for the forest in Cote d'Ivoire: where are we now?

Authors: Jerome Ballet, Kouamekan J.M. Koffi, Kouadio B. Komena

Addresses: Center of Ethics and Economics for Environment and Development, University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, 47 bd Vauban, Guyancourt Cedex 78047, France. ' University of Bouake, 08 BP 1295 Abidjan 08 Cote d'Ivoire, France. ' Center of Ethics and Economics for Environment and Development, University of Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, 47 bd Vauban, Guyancourt Cedex 78047, France

Abstract: Forest management in Cote d|Ivoire has been completely revised over the past 20 years with the introduction of joint management and the sustainability approach. However, the policies implemented so far have shown themselves to be wanting in terms of conservation. They have run into problems linked to a lack of effectiveness, and a failure to give secure land tenure to peasants. To make these policies more effective, what is called for is a switch from joint management to joint responsibility.

Keywords: forests; joint responsibility; joint management; property rights; Cote d|Ivoire; Ivory Coast; forest management; sustainability; sustainable development; conservation; effectiveness; security; land tenure; peasants.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2010.030563

International Journal of Sustainable Society, 2010 Vol.2 No.1, pp.70 - 84

Published online: 21 Dec 2009 *

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