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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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Yearbook of Forest Products 2004 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2004 - Anuario de productos forestales 2004 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Yearbook of Forest Products 2004 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2004 - Anuario de productos forestales 2004 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO "Yearbook of Forest Products" is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. This issue contains annual data on the production and trade of forest products for the years 2000-2004 and on the direction of trade in 2003 and 2004. - L' "Annuaire des produits forestiers" est un recueil de données statistiques sur les produits forestiers de base pour tous les pays et territoires ...

  • 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 ...

  • Small and Medium forest enterprise: Brazil , A discussion paper

    Small and Medium forest enterprise: Brazil , A discussion paper

    There are 5 other country discussion papers in this series. Small and Medium Forest Enterprises (SMFEs) constitute more than 98% of the production units and 75% of the timber production in Brazil. With annual growth of 2.8 and 4.7% respectively, micro and small enterprises have grown numerically much faster than medium and large enterprises since 1995, notwithstanding their high mortality rates. Despite their importance to the national economy ...

  • Yearbook of Forest Products 2003 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2003 - Anuario de productos forestales 2003 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Yearbook of Forest Products 2003 - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2003 - Anuario de productos forestales 2003 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO "Yearbook of Forest Products" is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. This issue contains annual data on the production and trade of forest products for the years 1999-2003 and on the direction of trade in 2002 and 2003. - L' "Annuaire des produits forestiers" est un recueil de données statistiques sur les produits forestiers de base pour tous les pays et territoires ...

  • Yearbook of Forest Products 2005. - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2005 - Anuario de productos forestales 2005 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    Yearbook of Forest Products 2005. - Annuaire des produits forestiers 2005 - Anuario de productos forestales 2005 (En/Fr/Es/Ar/Ch)

    The FAO "Yearbook of Forest Products" is a compilation of statistical data on basic forest products for all countries and territories of the world. This issue contains annual data on the production and trade of forest products for the years 2001-2005 and on the direction of trade in 2004 and 2005. - L' "Annuaire des produits forestiers" est un recueil de données statistiques sur les produits forestiers de base pour tous les pays et territoires ...

  • Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation Volume 1 - Asia

    Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation Volume 1 - Asia

    This book, along with the companion volumes, presents the full set of 61 cases from Asia and Latin America. The reports are organized to present a standard set of information to support comparative analysis, but the authors also included rich detail, idiosyncrasies and analysis of issues and opportunities in their own cases.