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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 ...

  • Promising African plants

    Promising African plants

    This full-colour publication highlights 25 promising African plants, a selection from 10 years PROTA programme.    They include vegetables (e.g. spider plant, roselle, African eggplant), cereals and pulses (e.g. African rice, tef, bambara groundnut), dyes and tannins (e.g. dye-sorghum, n’galama, turmeric), vegetable oils (e.g. Allanblackia, shea butter tree), timbers (e.g. alstonia, moabi, African whitewood) and medicinal plants (e.g. endod, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • PROTA 7(1) Timbers 1 (English) - Print + CD Rom

    PROTA 7(1) Timbers 1 (English) - Print + CD Rom

    PROTA 7 deals with the timbers of Tropical Africa. Because the group is very large, it will be subdivided into 2 volumes. In PROTA 7 volume 1, 511 'Primary use' timbers belonging to a selection of 25 botanical families, are described in 280 review articles. Many of the articles are illustrated with a geographic distribution map and a line drawing of the habit.The accompanying CD-Rom allows for easy searching through the texts and contai

  • PROTA 7(1): Timbers 1 (English) - Print only

    PROTA 7(1): Timbers 1 (English) - Print only

    PROTA 7 deals with the timbers of Tropical Africa. Because the group is very large, it will be subdivided into 2 volumes. In PROTA 7 volume 1, 511 'Primary use' timbers belonging to a selection of 25 botanical families, are described in 280 review articles. Many of the articles are illustrated with a geographic distribution map and a line drawing of the habit.

  • 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

  • Haramata 52: Bulletin of the Drylands

    Haramata 52: Bulletin of the Drylands

    In this issue: DEBATE: Anchoring gender in African realities * A spectacular case of regeneration in Niger FOCUS ON...China in Africa REPORTS: So why don't they plan for droughts in pastoral areas? * Making land reform work for those who need it least - a lesson from South Africa This issue has a special theme section on China in Africa and includes an article on Chinatown in Dakar, Senegal and one on the export of timber to China from ...

  • Illegal Logging Law Enforcement Livelihoods and the Timber Trade

    Illegal Logging Law Enforcement Livelihoods and the Timber Trade

    Illegal logging is massively widespread - more than 50 per cent of all timber in some countries - and hugely damaging, yet how can it be tackled without causing poverty in local communities? Written by the world's foremost experts, this book examines the key issues including law and enforcement, supply and demand, corruption, forest certification, poverty, local livelihoods, international trade and biodiversity conservation.It includes

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fishing boat designs: 2. V-bottom boats of planked plywood construction - part Rev. 2 (En)

    Fishing boat designs: 2. V-bottom boats of planked plywood construction - part Rev. 2 (En)

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersTimber remains the most common material for the construction of boats under 15 metres in length. There has been a change towards fibre-reinforced plastic in most developed countries and some developing countries but, in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, probably more than 90 percent of small fishing vessels are built of wood. The cost advantage of timber versus other materials is still sufficient to ens

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Participation in the Caribbean. A Review of Grenada's Forest Policy Process

    Participation in the Caribbean. A Review of Grenada's Forest Policy Process

    This independent study traces the lessons of Grenada’s participatory policy process, which resulted in a shift away from policy based on the preoccupations of foresters, politicians and foreign consultants, towards a recognition of stakeholders’ values. The process revealed that major forest values were environmental services, and agricultural and recreation support systems, rather than timber as before. The report analyses context, actors, ...