Forestry Equipment Books

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere

    The first book devoted to the complex interactions between trace elements, soils, plants, and microorganisms in the rhizosphere, Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere brings together the experimental, investigative, and modeling branches of rhizosphere research. Written by an international team of authors, it provides a comprehensive overview of the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Participatory Valuation of Wild Resources: An Overview of the Hidden Harvest Methodology

    A vast savannah devoid of people and crops, a stretch of roadside gully, or a field border may seem of limited economic value. A forested area may seem to be valuable only in terms of its stand of commercially viable timber. But such landscapes can contain countless wild resources that make a significant contribution to local people’s needs and ...

  • Current Issues in Non-Timber Forest Products Research

    This book contains a number of commissioned background papers presented at the workshop on 'Research on Non-Timber Forest Products (Hot Springs, Zimbabwe Aug/Sept 1995). Bringing together experiences from different regions and professional backgrounds, the book attempts to analyse the complexity of multiple use of forests from a multidimensional ...

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