Concept development on involving of local communities and other stakeholders into the forestry sector management

Uzbekistan is low forest country. One of the reasons for ecological conditions improvement is in preserving of existing forests and their development.

Forests of Uzbekistan basically have protective and sanitary-and-hygienic significance. They preserve agricultural and other lands against water and wind erosion, prevent mudflows and strengthen blown sands.

Forests are the source of water preservation, maintenance of soil and atmospheric moisture, timber products, forest by-products and medicinal herbs.

Concept’s Objective

  • This Concept determines mechanism involving rural population and other stakeholders to process of forest resources managerial by means of new partnership agreements.

The Concept purposes included:

  • Development of socio economic, environmental, legal basis of involving of rural population and other stakeholders to the process of forest resources management
  • Exact determining to forest resources use and forms of forest resource management by means of new partnership agreements
  • Determining of prospects and strategic tasks on involving of rural population and other stakeholders to forest sector management within the country.