Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Participatory forest management guidelines.

Author O'Hara', P. & Sayd, A.
Year of publication 2010
This guide draws on practical experiences of establishing Participatory Forest Management (PFM) within the Non Timber Forest Product – Participatory Forest Management (NTFPPFM) Research and Development project in South West Ethiopia. It contains an overview of: the rationale and principles of PFM; detailed PFM steps and activities, a toolbox of tried and tested participatory methods tailored for PFM. This guide is intended primarily for those facilitating or intending to facilitate a PFM process; for example it is ideal for Government or NGO PFM facilitators. Although these are the intended primary users, the Guide could also be useful to academics or policy makers who would like a better insight into the practicalities of facilitating establishment and implementation of PFM.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility