Tree and land tenure rapid appraisal tools

Table of contents

prepared by
Karen Schoonmaker Freudenberger

Rome, 1994

Reprinted 1994, 1998

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About the field manual

Chapter 1: Tenure, natural resource management and rapid appraisal

Why study tenure?
What is rapid appraisal?

Chapter 2: Preparing a study of tenure issues

Setting objectives for the study
Choosing the site for the study
Selecting the team to do the study
Reviewing secondary materials
Making logistical arrangements

Chapter 3: Gathering information in the field

Gathering information about the physical aspects of the territory

Participatory map

Gathering information about the use of resources

Quantification technique

Gathering information about the management of resources

Veen diagram
Conflict matrix
Semi-structured interview

Chapter 4: Analysing the information: making sense of the tenure situation

Analysing the information

Tenure transect
Resource management decision grid

Writing the report

Chapter 5: Using the information from the tenure study

Participation and expectations
The situation suggests the need to adapt project activities
Participatory planning and the loss of control
Villagers engaged in creative but illegal activities
The paralysis of dealing with complexity


Appendix 1- Sources of Information on Rapid Appraisal
Appendix 2 - Sources of information on tenure and natural resource management