FECOFUNFederation of Community Forestry Users in Nepal
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The CFUGs were selected on the basis of consultations with key informants, FECOFUN officials and other stakeholders.
Authors are grateful to FECOFUN and the users of Lahare and Kalobhir community forest user groups.
(2) Policy level stakeholders included senior forestry officials involving REDD+ policy development, members of REDD+ multi-stakeholder policy forum, related senior staffs from project's partner agencies, researchers, and leaders from Federation of Community Forests Users, Nepal (FECOFUN).
Among the NGOs, the Federation of Community Forest Users in Nepal (FECOFUN) is the largest one and is working as an advocacy and lobbying organization to protect the rights of CFUGs.
Similar interviews were conducted with individuals from District Development Committee (DDC), Village Development Committee (VDC) and district branch of FECOFUN, and other NGOs which supported the studied community forests management at the time of field study.
The policy led to a conflict between the NGOs, particularly the FECOFUN, and the government forest bureaucracy, and is acting against a smooth implementation of CF program (Gautam et al.
Because this guideline was prepared by DoF, involving NGOs, FECOFUN and CFUGs, it seems to be compatible with field reality.