Community Forestry

image: Community Forestry

ARADIN sees community forestry as a key opportunity to strengthen participatory forest management in line with the Cross River State Government and the Federal Ministry of Environment’s policies and in support of current international forestry paradigms. In the past, ARADIN’s community forestry programme was limited to facilitating a Forest Management Committee on Obudu Plateau and various small scale tree planting/reforestation schemes on the plateau and plains. This has been expanded to include advocacy on forest law implementation, non-timber forest product (NTFP) domestication as well as a other livelihood options.

This program works towards strengthening participatory forest and natural resources management in line with state government policies and suport of international forest paradigms.

  • Non-timber forest product domestication
  • Tree nursery establishment and reforestation
  • Fire tracing
  • Community land use planning
  • Wood lot establishment
  • Conflict resolution between farmer-fulani groups