FAO Forestry Paper 166

Community-based fire management

A review

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2011

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature
that are not mentioned.

The views expressed in this information product are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAO.

ISBN 978-92-5-107094-9

All rights reserved. FAO encourages the reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product. Non-commercial uses will be authorized free of charge, upon request. Reproduction for resale or other commercial purposes, including educational purposes, may incur fees. Applications for permission to reproduce or disseminate FAO copyright materials, and all queries concerning rights and licences, should be addressed by e-mail to [email protected] or to the Chief, Publishing Policy and Support Branch, Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy.

© FAO 2011


(Download complete version - 1,3 MB)

Executive summary
(Download - 219 KB)

Introduction (Download - 54 KB)

Fire management – concepts, context and system

Community-based fire management (CBFiM) (Download - 56 KB)

What is it?
Integrated fire management

CBFiM in practice (Download - 47 KB)

FAO training workshops  (Download - 463 KB)

Learning objectives
South Africa (2004)
Belize (2005)
Indonesia (2007)
China (2009)

Governance, policy and legislation (Download - 184 KB)

Rapid assessment tools (Download - 52 KB)

Participatory rapid appraisal
Ranking, scoring and matrices
Analysis tables

CBFiM and climate change (Download - 41 KB)

CBFiM in sum (Download - 181 KB)

Limiting factors
Partners and collaboration
Tools and resources

References (Download - 56 KB)

Annexes CBFiM case studies
Annex 1: CBFiM in Namibia: the Caprivi Integrated Fire Management programme (Download - 237 KB)
Annex 2: CBFiM in the United States of America: the High Knob community wildfire protection plan (Download - 301 KB)
Annex 3: CBFiM in Mexico: La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve in Chiapas (Download - 250 KB)
Annex 4: CBFiM in the Tanami Desert region of central Australia (Download - 193 KB)
Annex 5: The Sofala Community Carbon Project – Gorongosa National Park (Download - 126 KB)