Forest Harvesting Books

  • Farmers' Views on the Future of Food and Small Scale Producers (English)

    The outcomes of an electronic conference on the ‘Future of Food and Small Scale Producers’ are presented in this report. The electronic discussion primarily involved indigenous, small and family farmers, landless and fisherfolk as well as their representative organisations. The focus was on small-scale food producers – women and men who produce ...

  • 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 ...

  • Biodrainage. Principles, experiences and applications. IPTRID Knowledge Synthesis Report No. 6 - May 2002 (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesBiodrainage relies on vegetation, rather than mechanical means, to remove excess water. It is economically attractive because it require only an initial investment for planting the vegetation, and when established, the system could produce economic returns by means of fodder, wood or fibre harvested. This publication is a ...

  • Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantation Forests

    These proceedings describe the experimental basis and preliminary results of CIFOR project 'Site Management and Productivity in Tropical Plantations'. The research, which is underway at 17 sites in seven countries and involve scientists from 16 institutions, focuses on inter-rotation management. This phase between tree harvesting and replanting ...

  • Local Institutions and Adaptive Forest Management in Ghana

    Examines the existing pattern of forest management and policy at the local level in the tropical high forest zone of Ghana. It looks at institutions of local government and traditional authority which are linked to forest use; district Forestry Department activities; concession-holders and other timber harvesters; and the nature of relationships ...

  • Tropical Forest Plant Ecophysiology

    Taking readers out of the laboratory and into the humid tropical forests, this comprehensive volume explores the most recent advances occurring in tropical plant ecophysiology. Drawing on the knowledge of leading practitioners in the field, this book synthesizes a broad range of information on the ways in which tropical plants adapt to ...

  • Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management

    Forests provide goods and services essential to human societies and the natural environment, but they are disappearing faster today than ever before. What should forestry do in the information era? How can we use computer technologies to better manage forests in a sustainable manner? Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management provides ...

  • Continuous Cover Forestry

    The large-scale application of new silvicultural systems has become a political reality in many parts of the world. This involves a gradual tarnsformation of traditional silvicultural practice towards Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF), also know as near-natural forest management, favouring mixed uneven-aged stands, site-adapted tree species and ...

  • Harvesting Operations in the Tropics

    The book brings together information on harvest methods, system productivity, and methods for conducting safe, efficient, and environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of harvest operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. The ...

  • Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy

    With the large-scale utilization of forest biomass for energy still in its infancy, there is an urgent need to understand the short- and long-term consequences of intensive forest biomass harvesting - both on the forest ecosystem and on forest economics.Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy draws on the vast body of knowledge of forest ...

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