Livelihood Support Programme (LSP)


Access of the poor to forest resources: Urban and peri-urban Forestry

Urban and peri-urban forestry and greening in west and Central Asia: Experiences, constraints and prospects Åkerlund U., in collaboration with Knuth L., Randrup T. and Schipperijn J. (2006). Urban and peri-urban forestry and greening in west and Central Asia: Experiences, constraints and prospects. FAO LSP WP 36. Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme.

Represents part of an area of work on linkages between access to forest resources and poverty in West and Central Asia
Greening cities for improving urban livelihoods: Legal, policy and institutional aspects of urban and peri-urban forestry in West and Central Asia (with a case study of Armenia)












Knuth L. (2006).Greening cities for improving urban livelihoods: Legal, policy and institutional aspects of urban and peri-urban forestry in West and Central Asia (with a case study of Armenia). FAO LSP WP 37. Access to Natural Resources Sub-Programme.

Presents part of an area of work on linkages between access to forest resources and poverty in West and Central Asia.This is a regional report but it should be kept in mind that the lessons learnt are relevant worldwide, considering the urban problems and the potential of urban green resources as a source of income for the urban poor and the improvement of their livelihoods (including provision of food and creation of employment).