Voices of the Forests: Myanmar

01, March 2015
Stories of Change

When a mother of two loses her husband, she can no longer gather resources from the forest by herself and must ask her eldest daughter to leave school in order to help support the family. They value the importance of the forest in their lives, but seek more support in understanding how it can fit into a sustainable future for their family. Here, the forest user group is stagnating – they need to revitalize community forestry activities so that incentives to sustainably manage the forest livelihood will also help them to move beyond subsistence.