Community-based forest management (CBFM) was initially defined as “any situation, which intimately involves local people in a forestry activity”. Different countries and programmes have continued to develop and adapt this broad definition to fit their own CBFM activities, whether these are local people using woodlands and scattered trees in dry areas, via community management of planted trees on farms and commons, to the activities of forest dwelling communities, as well as whether the forests are owned by or leased to the communities.