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  • Caribbean Sea/Colombia & Venezuela, Central America & Mexico Giwa Regional assessment 3b, 3c

    Caribbean Sea/Colombia & Venezuela, Central America & Mexico Giwa Regional assessment 3b, 3c

    This report presents the results of the GIWA assessment of the Colombia & Venezuela and Central America & Mexico sub-systems – located in GIWA region 3, the Caribbean Sea. The regional team identified habitat and community modification as the priority concern of both sub-systems. In the Colombia & Venezuela sub-system, coastal habitats are being degraded by a multitude of issues, particularly land-based sources of pollution.

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Fair trade timber: A review of current practice, institutional structures and possible ways forward

    Fair trade timber: A review of current practice, institutional structures and possible ways forward

    Communities now own or manage one fourth of the forests in developing countries. Within the forestry sector, certification, eco-labelling and social auditing have served as the main consumer instruments to date. High hopes for forest livelihoods and poverty reduction have surrounded their use but each has had its limitations. It is now time to examine other complementary instruments - fair trade may be one such instrument. An alliance of ...

  • Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Insurance of crops in developing countries (English)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Services BulletinsThis publication is primarily concerned with risks to arable and horticultural crops, and the applicability of insurance to managing these risks. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of crop and forestry insurance. It begins by defining the boundaries for these types of insurance products in order to assist those interested in exploring and exploiting this financial mechanism. It

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

    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 Central Africa; on timber harvesting because of its potential damage on environment; and on closed ...

  • Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results of an electronic forum (En) Agricultural biotechnology for developing countries. Results

    Series: FAO Research and Technology PapersThis publication presents the report of the first six e-mail conferences hosted by the FAO Electronic Forum on Biotechnology in Food and Agriculture from March 2000 to May 2001. Each conference was moderated, lasted approximately two months and focused on agricultural biotechnology in developing countries. Four of the conferences dealt with the appropriateness of currently available biotechnolog

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

    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 Shield. The data, conclusions and recommendations on monitoring the chains of NTFPs from harvest to ...

  • Forestry Outlook Study for Africa. Regional report - opportunities and challenges towards 2020 (En)

    Forestry Outlook Study for Africa. Regional report - opportunities and challenges towards 2020 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThis regional report on the Forestry Outlook Study for Africa provides an overview of the potentials and challenges for enhancing the contribution of the forest sector to Africa's sustainable development, taking into account the policy and institutional, demographic, economic, technological and environmental changes. Examining the impact of the driving forces and probable scenarios, it gives an indication of w

  • Getting the Private Sector to Work for the Public Good

    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. Set in motion by the extension of the “Household Responsibility System” from agriculture to forestry ...

  • Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000. Main report (En)

    Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000. Main report (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe"Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000" (FRA 2000) was the most comprehensive since FAO first reported on forest resources 50 years ago. FRA 2000 was based on the bottom-up approach, but supplemented by global level verification. The backbone of FRA 2000 was the data, information and knowledge provided by countries. Country information was verified and supplemented with "top-down" studies and remote sensi

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

    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 understanding of NTFP management, harvesting and marketing.

  • Malawi’s National Forestry Programme: Priorities for Improving Forestry and Livelihoods

    Malawi’s National Forestry Programme: Priorities for Improving Forestry and Livelihoods

    Malawi’s forests and trees can and should be used to contribute to poverty eradication, a thriving economy and good environmental management. The National Forestry Programme aims to help make this a reality. It consists of a set of agreed priorities-written down in this document-and an ongoing process for achieving them. Major problems stand in the way: forest degradation, excessive demands on existing fuelwood resources, and forest institutions ...

  • Production, Privatisation and Preservation in Papua New Guinea Forestry

    Production, Privatisation and Preservation in Papua New Guinea Forestry

    Papua New Guinea's forests represent an enormous timber resource and a globally significant storehouse of carbon and biological diversity. The future of this resource has been the focus of heated debate in recent years. Positions are polarised on a range of issues, from basic questions such as whether any further logging should be allowed in Papua New Guinea, given the high conservation value of the country's forests, to politically sensitive ...

  • Managing forests as common property (En )

    Managing forests as common property (En )

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe purpose of this study is to bring together available information about the role of common property as a system of governance and its present relevance to forest management and use, to review the historical record of common property systems that have disappeared or survived, to examine the experience of selected contemporary collective management programmes in different countries, and to identify the main f