In this paper we discuss forestry issues related to land reform in Bolivia. We find that although the current land reform satisfies most of the conditions that are necessary for adequately addressing development issues in the agrarian sector, it does not deal with many of the challenges related to forest management and actually contains provisions that come in conflict with the objectives of sustainable forest management. Given that a large part of the land that is being titled is actually forest land, the above mentioned omission and conflict with the objectives of sustainable forest management is critical and may have harmful ramifications for the preservation of forest resources as well as poverty alleviation of forest-dependent communities.

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Keywords Bolivia, agrarian reform, forest tenure, forestry, land reform
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Pellegrini, L, & Dasgupta, A. (2009). Land reform in Bolivia: the forestry question. ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 480, pp. 1–21). Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from