La Gestion Contractuelle, Pluraliste Et Subsidiaire Des Ressources Renouvelables: A Madagascar (1994-1998)


  • Alain Bertrand


This combination of three short papers discusses afforestation, land tenure, and environmnetal legislation in Madagascar. The final paper outlines in detail the GELOSE legislation and program, which aims to devolve management of renewable resources to local communities. This program is funded by the World Bank, French Aid, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Moving beyond a participatory approach to conservation, GELOSE focuses on a contractual approach whereby local communities gain the rights and responsibilities of local resource management through formal legal contracts with the national government and other stakeholders.