"This book makes a significant academic contribution because the study enriches the theories of social capital, governance and participatory forestry by making use of the evidence of empirical data collected in the field-work in Bangladesh. It also provides great policy implications in the field of rural development.
- Professor Makoto Inoue
This is a timely and important book addressing a vital topic for the planet’s future, namely how to maintain both tropical biodiversity and the cultures of the peoples living in and around them. It draws on experiences from Bangladesh of shifting cultivation, and shows how careful analysis of people’s livelihoods combined with participatory forest management programs can make a difference. A clear and cogent account, and essential reading for a wide variety of disciplines."
- Professor Jules Pretty