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  • 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

  • Adapting to global change : Mediterranean forests

    Adapting to global change : Mediterranean forests

    This book, in English, French and Spanish, provides an overview of the Mediterranean forest conservation and management challenges posed by climate change. It addresses relevant issues, like forests’ vulnerability to climate change; past climate change responses which may guide the future.

  • 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 ...

  • Forests and energy. Key issues (En)

    Forests and energy. Key issues (En)

    Forest and energy are at the centre of the global debate on climate change. Soaring energy consumption and prices, and increasing greenhouse gas emission, represent a major opportunity and challenge for the forestry sector to find a new role in energy supply, climate change and sustainable development. This publication will be useful to both specialized and general audiences interested in learning more about the role of forests in energy ...

  • Forests and water

    Forests and water

    This study explains the role of forests in the hydrological cycle, with a particular focus on critical, "red flag" forest situations such as mountainous or steep terrain, river and coastal areas and swamp ecosystems, as well as the special case of mountainous small islands. It addresses the protection of municipal water supplies and emerging systems of payment for watershed services. This state-of-knowledge publication will be on interest to a ...

  • Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

    Human Health and Forests: A Global Overview of Issues, Practice and Policy

    This book, written for a broad audience, is the first comprehensive introduction to the issues surrounding the health of people living in and around forests, particularly in Asia, South America and Africa.Part I is a set of synthesis chapters, addressing policy, public health, environmental conservation, and ecological perspectives on health and forests including women and child health, medicinal plants and viral diseases such as Ebola,

  • Lessons From Forest Decentralization

    Lessons From Forest Decentralization

    The decentralization of control over the vast forests of the world is moving at a rapid pace, with both positive and negative ramifications for people and forests themselves. The fresh research from a host of Asia-Pacific countries described in this book presents rich and varied experience with decentralization and provides important lessons for other regions.Beginning with historical and geographical overview chapters, the book proceed

  • Malawi's green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty

    Malawi's green gold: Challenges and opportunities for small and medium forest enterprises in reducing poverty

    This study surveys a thriving, albeit largely informal, SMFE sector in Malawi. It looks in detail at four promising subsectors: timber, cane furniture, tree fruit juices and woodcarving. This adds to, but does not investigate further, the vast SMFE fuelwood and charcoal trade, Malawi’s third largest industry, which was the subject of a previous report in this series. It describes the challenges of growing pressure on the forest resource, weak ...

  • Supporting small forest enterprises: A cross-sectoral review of best practice

    Supporting small forest enterprises: A cross-sectoral review of best practice

    This report reviews the growing consensus on best practice in small enterprise support, both within and outside the forest sector. It describes how a framework known as ‘market system development’ unites attempts to: strengthen enterprise associations, facilitate better provision of financial and business development services, and improve the business environment. It concludes with specific recommendations for support to SMFEs

  • The Decentralization of Forest Governance : Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo

    The Decentralization of Forest Governance : Politics, Economics and the Fight for Control of Forests in Indonesian Borneo

    This powerful new book from leading experts provides an in-depth account of how trends towards increased local governance are shifting control over natural resourcemanagement from the state to local societies, and the implications of this control for social justice and the environment.The book is based on ten years of work by a team of researchers in Malinau, Indonesian Borneo, one of the world's richest forest areas. The first part of the b

  • 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

  • Best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector (English)

    Best practices for improving law compliance in the forest sector (English)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersForest law compliance is attracting increased attention in the international forest policy arena as significant volumes of timber are illegally felled, processed and traded every year. Illegal logging and associated trade are a complex issue with far-reaching environmental, social and economic consequences. Various stakeholders at the local, national and international levels are making efforts to address the i

  • Cross-sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry (En)

    Cross-sectoral Policy Developments in Forestry (En)

    Forest protection and forestry practices are closely linked to decisions that address measures on climate change, biodiversity and the institutional framework for sustainable development. This rich and multifaceted text documents the progress made in creating the political, economic and social conditions that are necessary for a sustainable and multifunctional use of forest resources. An invaluable resource for policy makers, land owners and ...

  • Fire management - global assessment 2006. A thematic study prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (En)

    Fire management - global assessment 2006. A thematic study prepared in the framework of the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersFire management is an essential part of sustainable forest management. This publication complements the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) as an in-depth thematic study on the incidence, impact and management of forest fires in different regions of the world. It was developed from 12 regional papers prepared within the framework of the Global Wildland Fire Network of the United Nations Internat

  • Forest partnerships : enhancing local livelihoods and protecting the environment in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

    Forest partnerships : enhancing local livelihoods and protecting the environment in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

    This publication draws on lessons learned from Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in forest management, community development, indigenous knowledge and access to resources and social networks within the broad framework of the sustainable livelihoods approach. The contents reveal how building workable partnerships among a diversity of stakeholders is fundamental to sustainable development. As the remaining forests rely on dynamic ...

  • Forest resources and rural livelihoods in the north-central regions of Namibia

    Forest resources and rural livelihoods in the north-central regions of Namibia

    This paper reports on the results from a household survey of forest resources use in the north-central regions of Namibia (NCR), focusing on the four relatively densely settled rural areas, which also include several small rapidly developing urban nodes. The paper aims to address the concern that both poverty and economic development are increasing and driving over-utilisation of forest resources. We examined current levels of utilisation of ...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005. Progress towards sustainable forest management (En)

    Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005. Progress towards sustainable forest management (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersFAO has been coordinating global forest resources assessments every five to ten years since 1946. The Global Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005) was carried out between 2003 and 2005 and involved more than 800 people, including 172 officially nominated national correspondents, their colleagues, an Advisory Group, international experts, FAO staff, consultants and volunteers from around the world.

  • Hearing a different drummer: A new paradigm for the “keepers of the forest"

    Hearing a different drummer: A new paradigm for the “keepers of the forest"

    It is becoming increasingly apparent that virtually all aspects of diversity are in steep decline. Indigenous knowledge systems, biodiversity and cultural diversity (three interacting, interdependent systems) are all threatened with extinction throughout the world. This book explores the diversity crisis from the perspective of forestry.It introduces an emerging vision, known as the endogenous realisation of aspirations (ERA), that atte