SIID Research Associate Dr. Kathryn Green has just published a new paper in the journal Forest, Policy & Economics, entitled “The politics of expertise in participatory forestry: a case from Tanzania.”

The paper explores how the framing of a community-based forest management intervention implies the professionalisation of forest management and the privileging of certain forms of knowledge in a village in Tanzania. The paper highlights how specific forms of knowledge that create expertise at the local level are critical to shaping patterns of participation and access to benefits in Participatory Forest Management.

This paper forms part of a larger research framework for Kathryn, which centres on neoliberal conservation and the commodification of nature, and draws on her research into Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) strategies in Tanzania to discuss the ways local level actors are engaging with these processes.

View the full paper here
To find out more about Kathryn’s research, visit her staff page.