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  • Non-timber forest products in Uganda : UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 18

    Non-timber forest products in Uganda : UNEP-WCMC Biodiversity Series No. 18

    This report describes a new map-based approach to defining areas best suited for NTFP commercialization. Uganda is used as a case study. As one of the most rapidly growing economies in Africa, its rich natural heritage highlights the conflict between national development efforts and the need for a globally responsible approach to biodiversity conservation.

  • Forests for People : Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

    Forests for People : Community Rights and Forest Tenure Reform

    In recent years governments in the South have transferred at least 200 million hectares of forests to communities living in and around them . This book assesses the experience of what appears to be a new international trend that has substantially increased the share of the world's forests under community administration. Based on research in over 30 communities in selected countries in Asia (India, Nepal, Philippines, Laos, Indonesia), Africa ...

  • Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Global review of forests pests and diseases

    Insect pests, diseases and other biotic agents have considerable impacts on forests. They can adversely affect tree growth, vigour and survival, the yield and quality of wood and non-wood products, wildlife habitat, recreation and the aesthetic appeal and cultural value of forests. They may also impede forest plantation programmes and make it necessary to abandon certain tree species or to clear cut large areas dominated by infested trees. This ...

  • Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-farm income from non-wood forest products

    Non-wood forest products comprise a wide range of forest goods, providing traditional sources of food, fodder, fertilizer, fibre, medicine, organic construction materials and cultural products, as well as raw industrial materials, making valuable socio-economic, cultural and ecological contributions. This booklet describes how such products are used to meet basic subsistence needs, and the role they can play in income generation through local, ...

  • Small and medium forest enterprises in Ethiopia

    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 authority. Nevertheless these enterprises appear to have significant social and economic benefits. The ...

  • Small and medium forest enterprises in Mozambique

    Small and medium forest enterprises in Mozambique

    Small and medium forest enterprises (SMFEs) in Mozambique account for 95.8% of the formally registered enterprises in the forest sector and more than 99.9% of the enterprise numbers if the predominant informal enterprises are included. Total forest sector employment exceeds 600,000 people, 80% of which is based in SMFEs. Despite their significance to the economy and potential for sustainability and poverty reduction, SMFEs are poorly catered for ...

  • State of the World’s Forests 2009

    State of the World’s Forests 2009

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world’s population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World’s Forests looks forward, with the theme “Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future”. Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, based on FAO’s periodic regional forest-sector outlook studies. Past trends and projected demographic, ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2009 (Arabic version)

    State of the World's Forests 2009 (Arabic version)

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world's population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World's Forests looks forward, with the theme "Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future". Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, based on FAO's periodic regional forest-sector outlook studies. Past trends and projected demographic, ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2009 (Chinese version)

    State of the World's Forests 2009 (Chinese version)

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world's population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World's Forests looks forward, with the theme "Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future". Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, based on FAO's periodic regional forest-sector outlook studies. Past trends and projected demographic, ...

  • State of the World's Forests 2009 (Russian version)

    State of the World's Forests 2009 (Russian version)

    What will be the impact on forests of future economic development, globalized trade and increases in the world's population? The 2009 edition of the biennial State of the World's Forests looks forward, with the theme "Society, forests and forestry: adapting for the future". Part 1 summarizes the outlook for forests and forestry in each region, based on FAO's periodic regional forest-sector outlook studies. Past trends and projected demographic, ...

  • Yearbook of Forest Products 2007 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2007 - Anuario de productos forestales 2007. 2003-2007.

    Yearbook of Forest Products 2007 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2007 - Anuario de productos forestales 2007. 2003-2007.

    FAO Statistics SeriesThis is the 61st issue of the FAO Yearbook of Forest Products, a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. It contains annual data on the production and trade in forest products for the years 2003-2007 and on directions of trade in 2006 and 2007. For the first time, in order to increase access to forestry information, FAO is expanding the language covera

  • Distinguishing community forest products in the market: industrial demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade

    Distinguishing community forest products in the market: industrial demand for a mechanism that brings together forest certification and fair trade

    Little evidence links commercial forestry with poverty reduction. But community forest enterprises, especially those that are democratically run, are perceived to have brighter prospects. High hopes that voluntary market mechanisms might help to realise this potential have so far proved unfounded. Forest certification has got to grips with sustainable forest management, but has tended to buttress the large at the expense of the small, with few ...

  • Yearbook of Forest Products 2006 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2006 - Anuario de productos forestales 2006 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Yearbook of Forest Products 2006 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2006 - Anuario de productos forestales 2006 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Series: FAO Statistics SeriesThis is the 60th issue of the "FAO Yearbook of Forest Products", a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. It contains annual data on the production and trade in forest products for the years 2002-2006 and on directions of trade in 2005 and 2006. - Le présent volume est la 60éme édition de l' "Annuaire des produits forestiers", un recueil de do

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

    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 from the "poor man's tree" to a high-tech, industrial raw material and substitute for wood.

  • Better forestry, less poverty. A practitioner's guide (En)

    Better forestry, less poverty. A practitioner's guide (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThis guide suggests ways to design and implement forest-based interventions that have the greatest potential to reduce poverty. Areas for action include timber production in both natural and planted forests, non-wood forest products, woodfuel, bushmeat, agroforestry and payment for environmental services. For each topic, the guide outlines key issues, summarizes successful case studies and identifies sources o

  • Development from diversity: Guyana’s forest-based associations

    Development from diversity: Guyana’s forest-based associations

    This study looks at the many forest-based associations in Guayana that are attempting to use forest-based products and services, and are concerned about sustainability. Opportunities to support such associations exist, but they are specific in nature. In most cases, details of these opportunities are known only by association memebers or a few trusted intermediaries. Lesson about what types of associaton work and why, lead on to conclusions ...

  • Forest-based Associations in India: an overview

    Forest-based Associations in India: an overview

    Uganda's 2,000-3,000 forest-based associations play an important role in the country's sustainable development. They include community groups made up of individuals (and often with a strong social focus) and industrial groups made up of enterprises (and often with a commercial focus). They span a number of different areas: forest production (both timber and non-timber forest products), primary and secondary processing, management, training and ...

  • Speaking with one voice: the role of small and medium grower’s associations driving change in the South African forest sector

    Speaking with one voice: the role of small and medium grower’s associations driving change in the South African forest sector

    The South African timber industry has been dominated by a few large companies. Meanwhile poor rural people increasingly see tree growing and timber sales as a means of improving their livelihoods. Policy frameworks have begun to recognise this too. Yet emerging South African small tree growers still operate under conditions of economic marginalisation - they have to fight for land rights and fair deals for their products. Individual growers have ...