Communal management of land and natural resources has long been a tradition in Asia. These management practices have been exercised in different countries through different regimes, with established and accepted customary rules. Since the users themselves managed the resources, these users have ensured their preservation, regeneration and sustainability. Customary practices at large tend to ensure fair access to resources and equal benefits shared from their use.
This publication compiles case studies documenting knowledge and practices of communal management of resources among ILC members and partners. This will serve as basis in creating a platform for different community approaches as well as promotion of successful cases to influence policies and decision-making. ILC members from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, India, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia made significant contributions in collecting information and preparing the case studies for this publication.
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