forest establishment Books

  • Urban Forests and Trees

    This book covers all aspects of planning, designing, establishing and managing forests and trees and forests in and near urban areas. The disciplinary background of the authors is varied, ranging from forestry and horticulture to landscape ecology, landscape architecture and even plant pathology.The first chapters in the first part of the book ...

  • Forest Regeneration Manual

    The Forest Regeneration Manual presents state-of-the-art information about current regeneration practices for southern pines in the United States. Over 1.2 billion seedlings of five major species -- loblolly, slash, longleaf, sand, and shortleaf -- are planted each year. In 22 chapters, the Manual details fundamental steps in establishing ...

  • Communities and forest management in South Asia

    Second in the series, this Regional Profile focuses on five South Asian countries including Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This Profile seeks to explain why and how some of the earth’s poorest people have been able to establish effective management systems over millions of hectares of nationalized forestlands, facilitating their ...

  • Small and medium forest enterprises in Ethiopia

    The annual value of small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs) in Ethiopia amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars – dominated in rough order of value by fuelwood, herbal remedies, wild coffee, honey and beeswax and timber furniture. The majority of these enterprises are informal and remain largely unregulated and untaxed by any government ...

  • Management of natural forests of dry tropical zones (En)

    Series: FAO Conservation GuidesThis publication addresses the topic of management of natural forests in tropical dry zones. In the first part, the document reviews relevant issues, the nature and diversity of these forest formations and the biological, socio-economic and human factors that affect their present evolution. It then introduces the ...

  • The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management

    The Complex Forest systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). An alternative to positivist approaches to development and conservation that assume predictability in forest management, ACM acknowledges the complexity and unpredictability ...

  • Risking Change: Experimenting with local forest management committees in Jamaica

    Only available on subscription. Back copies are downloadable from www.iied.orgThroughout the world, forestry departments have been rethinking the way they work to meet the challenges of a changing sector. Management that emphasises collaboration with stakeholders rather than regulation makes sense in this new context, but it involves risks. ...

  • The Indigenous Resguardos of Colombia: Their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    Colombia’s policy on its indigenous people includes recognizing their rights relating to political and administrative autonomy, land tenure, education and health. This progressive policy has been implemented through the establishment of indigenous reserves called resuguaros, which recognizes the role of traditional indigenous management mechanisms ...

  • Mimicking Nature`s Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West

    The magnificent stands of old-growth trees that characterize the forests of western North America depend on periodic fires for their creation or survival. Deprived of that essential disturbance process eventually they die, leaving an overcrowded growth of smaller trees vulnerable to intense blazes and epidemics of insects and disease.In Mimicking ...

  • The indigenous resguardos of Colombia : their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    Colombia’s policy on its indigenous people includes recognizing their rights relating to political and administrative autonomy, land tenure, education and health. This progressive policy has been implemented through the establishment of indigenous reserves called resuguaros, which recognizes the role of traditional indigenous management mechanisms ...

  • Practice before policy : an analysis of policy and institutional changes enabling community involvement in forest management in eastern and southern A

    There is growing recognition that centralized forest regimes, which exclude local knowledge and customary practices, have not achieved sustainable forest management. Most countries of Eastern and Southern Africa are reviewing and revising policies and laws and restructuring their agencies to accommodate emerging forest management imperatives. This ...

  • World bamboo resources. A thematic study prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (En)

    Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsBamboo - a major non-wood forest product - is an ancient woody grass widely distributed in tropical, subtropical and mild temperate zones. It is an integral part of forestry, but is also widely spread outside forests, including farmlands, riverbanks, roadsides and urban areas. Bamboo is quickly changing its image ...

  • Hannu Biyu Ke Tchudu Juna - Strength in Unity: A Case Study from Takiéta, Niger (En/Fr)

    This paper traces the sequence of events from the project's inception in 1995 to the establishment of a joint forest management plan in 1999. The process in on-going as communities prepare to implement their management ...

  • Loggers, Donors and Resource Owners: Papua New Guinea Country Study

    The forest sector in Papua NewGuinea, well-endowed with tropical forest, mostly held under customary title by the local people, is in a mess. The national policy process centres on a struggle between the logging industries and donor agencies for the hearts and minds of the resource owners. The problems and opportunities in establishing common ...

  • Agroforestry: Science, Policy and Practice

    Agroforestry research is central to developing methods for the sustainable use of natural renewable resources, evolving to address the needs of the coming century. It is now necessary to consolidate the scientific gains now being made in process-oriented research and to develop a policy framework to encourage the adoption of sustainable land ...

  • Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

    This volume addresses the acute challenges of sustainable forestry with emphasis on the developing countries. Sustainability is analyzed from its diametrically opposite deforestation point of view. A multilevel approach is adopted to take into account that the causes of deforestation occur at the local, national and international levels. ...

  • Tropical crop-livestock systems in conservation agriculture. The Brazilian experience (En)

    Series: Integrated Crop ManagementThis publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the native fertility of ...

  • Getting the Private Sector to Work for the Public Good

    Within the space of two decades, China’s forestry sector has been transformed. As part of its broader “socialist market experiment”, China has negotiated a shift in responsibility for forest utilisation and management away from the state towards the private sector. While reform has progressed step-by-step, the cumulative change has been dramatic. ...

  • Mycorrhizae: Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry

    Mycorrhizal fungi are microbial engines which improve plant vigor and soil quality. They play a crucial role in plant nutrient uptake, water relations, ecosystem establishment, plant diversity, and the productivity of plants. Scientific research involves multidisciplinary approaches to understand the adaptation of mycorrhizae to the rhizosphere, ...

  • Roots

    The root is the organ that functions as the interface between the plant and the earth environment. Many human management practices involving crops, forests and natural vegetation also affect plant growth through the soil and roots. Understanding the morphology and function of roots from the cellular level to the level of the whole root system is ...

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