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Le « marché rural de bois » au Mali à l'épreuve du temps : une innovation en friche

Abstract : From 1995, a process has led in Mali to the official devolution of forest resources management to new entities, the rural wood markets. Those markets involve, at a village level, a management team made up of woodcutters, a point of sale and a demarcated harvesting zone. Nearly 250 markets were implemented from 1998 to 2002, under the aegis of a World Bank-funded project, the Household Energy Strategy. From an institutional point of view, many questions still remain, in terms of legitimacy for the local powers and in terms of design for the several new governance levels. The Malian State has in the meantime launched decentralization reforms. Started in 1992 as a broad political move, the process took shape with local elections in 1999. However, the links between forest sectoral reforms and the broader decentralization, led by different ministries, have been weak at most. Several factors tend to thicken the complexity of those links, of which one may cite the return of the forest rent to the local level and the governance process taking place between woodcutters' associations, traditional powers, local authorities and forestry services.
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D. Gautier, B. Hautdidier, I. Aya, Laurent Gazull. Le « marché rural de bois » au Mali à l'épreuve du temps : une innovation en friche. Colloque International GeCoRev, Jun 2006, Guyancourt, France. pp.67-84. ⟨hal-02590506⟩



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