Socio-economics, Policy and Governance (SPG).
Socio-economics, Policy and Governance (SPG) theme contributes to addressing cross cutting issues that support forestry and environmental development in the country. The theme focuses on research that contributes to: development of forestry related policies and legislation; society interests on forests and the environment; forest resource management, valuation and benefit sharing; and markets and trade in forest products for enhanced livelihood and economic development.
The theme addresses challenges facing forestry through the following sub-themes:
Forest and land tenure
Gender and forestry
Forest conflict resolution
Participatory Forest Management (PFM)
Research in forest extension
Policy and governance
Forest valuation and Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES)
Marketing and trade in forest products