forest harvesting Books

  • Regional Code of Practice for Reduced-Impact Forest Harvesting in Tropical Moist Forests of West and Central Africa (English)

    This Code draws upon the FAO Model Code of Forest Harvesting Practice of 1996 and is driven by the fundamental principle that it is possible to conduct forest harvesting operations in ways that significantly reduce negative impact. It focuses primarily: on the African region in the broad sense, encompassing the tropical countries of West and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology

    Taking readers out of the laboratory and into the humid tropical forests, this comprehensive volume explores the most recent advances occurring in tropical plant ecophysiology. Drawing on the knowledge of leading practitioners in the field, this book synthesizes a broad range of information on the ways in which tropical plants adapt to ...

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

    The book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. The ...

  • Bees and their role in forest livelihoods. A guide to the services provides by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their

    This volume provides basic information about managing wild bees and on the use of their products. It identifies and describes major bee species and their importance for nature conservation and for sustaining livelihoods of rural people. Bee products are considered at both subsistence and commercial level, and particular attention is given to the ...

  • Commercial non-timber forest products of the Guiana Shield : an inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10-15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

  • Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

    With the large-scale utilization of forest biomass for energy still in its infancy, there is an urgent need to understand the short- and long-term consequences of intensive forest biomass harvesting - both on the forest ecosystem and on forest economics.Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge of forest ...

  • Commercial Non-Timber Forest Products of the Guiana Shield:An inventory of commercial NTFP extraction and possibilities for sustainable harvesting

    With 2.5 million square kilometers of largely intact tropical rainforest and savannah, 10–15% of the world’s fresh water reserves and an extremely rich and highly endemic biodiversity, the Guiana Shield ranks among the most important ecological regions in the world. This report highlights the Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) of the Guiana ...

  • Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management

    Forests provide goods and services essential to human societies and the natural environment, but they are disappearing faster today than ever before. What should forestry do in the information era? How can we use computer technologies to better manage forests in a sustainable manner? Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management provides ...

  • Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests

    These proceedings describe the experimental basis and preliminary results of CIFOR project 'Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantations'. The research, which is underway at 17 sites in seven countries and involve scientists from 16 institutions, focuses on inter-rotation management. This phase between tree harvesting and replanting ...

  • Local Institutions and Adaptive Forest Management in Ghana

    Examines the existing pattern of forest management and policy at the local level in the tropical high forest zone of Ghana. It looks at institutions of local government and traditional authority which are linked to forest use; district Forestry Department activities; concession-holders and other timber harvesters; and the nature of relationships ...

  • Medicinal plants for forest conservation and health care (En)

     This volume brings together a collection of papers by some experts in medicinal plants. It is presented as a contribution to clarifying the many policy and technical issues associated with the conservation, use, production and trade of medicinal plants. This publication draws attention to the huge contribution of medicinal plants to traditional ...

  • Resource and Market Projections for Forest Policy Development

    Long-range models that include product and resource detail are essential to meaningful analysis of both industry and resource sustainability. Taking this as its central argument, this book provides essential reading to anyone interested in projecting the future of either the forest products market and/or the forest resource conditions. It is aimed ...

  • Venture Capitalism for a Tropical Forest: Cocoa in the Mata Atlantica

    The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is one of the world's biological 'hotspots,' a region of extraordinary, and threatened, biodiversity. Saving the Atlantic Forest will require a variety of strategies. An approach described in this paper hinges on one of the world's favorite foods: cocoa. Cocoa is a major crop in Brazil, especially in the northeastern ...

  • Tapping the Green Market : Certification & Management of Non-Timber Forest Products

    Tapping the Green Market explains the use and importance of market-based tools such as certification and eco-labelling for guaranteeing best management practices of NTFPs in the field. Using extensive case studies and global profiles of NTFPs, this book not only furthers our comprehension of certification processes but also broadens our ...

  • Participatory Valuation of Wild Resources: An Overview of the Hidden Harvest Methodology

    A vast savannah devoid of people and crops, a stretch of roadside gully, or a field border may seem of limited economic value. A forested area may seem to be valuable only in terms of its stand of commercially viable timber. But such landscapes can contain countless wild resources that make a significant contribution to local people’s needs and ...

  • Bioenergy from Sustainable Forestry

    Bioenergy from Sustainable Forestry synthesizes information needed to design or implement sustainable forest management systems for production of biomass for energy in conjunction with other forest products. It is organized around the criteria for sustainable forest management: productivity, environment, social issues, economics, and legal and ...

  • Continuous Cover Forestry

    The large-scale application of new silvicultural systems has become a political reality in many parts of the world. This involves a gradual tarnsformation of traditional silvicultural practice towards Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), also know as near-natural forest management, favouring mixed uneven-aged stands, site-adapted tree species and ...

  • Rattan glossary and Compendium glossary with emphasis on Africa (En)

    Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsThis volume contains a glossary on terms and terminologies used in the rattan sector. The glossary is structured according to the following major sections: rattan resources (biology, management, plantations, harvesting); rattan as a raw material (transport, storage, grading and post-harvest handling, rattan trade); ...

  • Making the Most of Market Chains: Challenges for small-scale farmers and traders in upland Vietnam

    Market development is key to raising the living standards of people who live in Vietnam’s uplands.  Policies and development programmes to help farmers improve production and processing of forest and agricultural products will always be limited without parallel support to marketing.  This study shows that efforts to assist farmers (and harvesters ...

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