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  • Vital Forest Graphics 2009

    Vital Forest Graphics 2009

    Forests are not only important for the 1.6 billion people who depend on them for their livelihoods, but for the world’s population at large. Forests play a critical role in the Earth’s life support system, including global carbon and hydrological cycles. To help communicate the value of forests to policy-makers and the wider public, three United Nations organizations/entities UNEP, FAO and UNFF joined efforts to analyse, synthesize

  • Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Governing Africa's Forests in a Globalized World

    Many countries around the world are engaged in decentralization processes, and most African countries face serious problems with forest governance, from benefits sharing to illegality and sustainable forest management. This book summarizes experiences to date on the extent and nature of decentralization and its outcomes - most of which suggest an underperformance of governance reforms - and explores the viability of different governance ...

  • Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Incentives to sustain forest ecosystem services: A review and lessons for REDD

    Approximately 17 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by land-use change and, in particular, the destruction of tropical forests. Reducing land-use change and forest degradation has been shown as a cost-effective way of slowing carbon emissions compared to other mitigation strategies such as curbing emissions from power stations. Decisions taken at the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Bali, 2007 opened the possibility ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • State of the World's Forests 2007 (En)

    State of the World's Forests 2007 (En)

    Series: State of the World's ForestsFAO's biennial State of the World's Forests series offers a global perspective on the forest sector, including its environmental, economic and social dimensions. This seventh edition examines progress towards sustainable forest management. Part I reviews progress region by region. Each regional report is structured according to the seven thematic elements of sustainable forest management agreed by int

  • 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 ...

  • Small and Medium forest enterprise: Guyana

    Small and Medium forest enterprise: Guyana

    There are 5 other country discussion papers in this series. For the set, quote order code, 9546IIED.Guyana is one of the poorest countries in South America and the Caribbean with an average per capita GDP of only US$ 2.2/day. With almost 75% of its land area covered in forest, the forest industry is important for Guyanese national development and poverty eradication. This study assesses the opportunities and constraints facing the Small

  • State of the World's Forests 2005 (En)

    State of the World's Forests 2005 (En)

    Series: State of the World's ForestsThe sixth edition of "State of the World's Forests" presents a global picture of the forest sector and the latest information on activities and developments. Contributions highlight challenges and opportunities related to some of today's key emerging issues. The theme of the 2005 edition - "realizing the economic benefits from forests" - recognizes that the economic viability of the forest sector is a

  • The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management

    The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management

    The Complex Forest systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). An alternative to positivist approaches to development and conservation that assume predictability in forest management, ACM acknowledges the complexity and unpredictability inherent in any forest community and the importance of developing solutions together with the forest ...

  • Cross-sectoral policy impacts between forestry and other sectors (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Cross-sectoral policy impacts between forestry and other sectors (includes a CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersThe international dialogue on forests since the 1990s has pointed to the role of policies in other sectors besides forestry as among the means of achieving sustainable forest management. This publication is meant to assist countries in developing linkages between sustainable forest management and other sectors and in developing effective national policy frameworks and national forest programmes. It will be of

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

    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 and modern health care systems, but also alert the readers on the many problems and challeng

  • Sustainable management of tropical forests in Central Africa. In search of excellence (En)

    Sustainable management of tropical forests in Central Africa. In search of excellence (En)

     To highlight the numerous efforts undertaken in forest management within the past 20 years, FAO recently launched a new initiative entitled "In search of excellence" to identify and document successful examples of sustainable management. This document contains in-depth analyses in the form of 14 case studies. The management practices identified demonstrate the evolution of the forest sector in Central Africa.This compilation

  • The indigenous resguardos of Colombia : their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    The indigenous resguardos of Colombia : their contribution to conservation and sustainable forest use

    Colombia’s policy on its indigenous people includes recognizing their rights relating to political and administrative autonomy, land tenure, education and health. This progressive policy has been implemented through the establishment of indigenous reserves called resuguaros, which recognizes the role of traditional indigenous management mechanisms for the conservation of the environment. The greatest impact is in the tropical rainforests of the ...