Community forestry adaptation roadmap to 2020 for Thailand

November 2014


Community forestry in Thailand has an important role to play to increase local adaptive capacity to climate change. In the context of agricultural uncertainty, community forestry provides an effective approach to improved livelihoods both directly (increased access to forest food products) and indirectly (increased employment and entrepreneurial opportunities and livelihood diversification) Community forestry can also help leverage social capital and knowledge with regards to adaptive forest management, all while providing institutional mechanisms to prepare for disaster. Furthermore, through forest restoration activities, community forestry can help regulate microclimates.