With the simplification of GIS technologies and the promotion of P-GIS, communities across Africa are getting to grips with GPS and participatory mapping processes, but to what end?Community-based forestry management CBFM often throws up ‘good practice’ examples that demonstrate the benefits and success stories of P-GIS. This could be because P-GIS and CBFM combine the local communities’ intricate knowledge of their forests, which are often difficult to capture using just experts unfamiliar with the local terrains and the sophistication of traditional GIS approaches. It also combines the complexities around resource distribution, tenure and access which are crucial to natural resource management CTA Website, 2005. In addition, with the world’s attention on climate change, there is greater funding and interest in carbon forestry and other climate change-driven initiatives like REDD and CDM, which essentially require greater understanding of how forests are managed.
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