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CIFOR advances human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity by conducting research to inform policies and practices that affect forests in developing countries. CIFOR is a CGIAR Consortium Research Center. CIFOR's headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia and it also has offices in Asia, Africa and South America.

The purpose of this manual is to help trainers in future scenario better facilitate training workshops for field officers such as forestry managers, extension officers and researchers who are keen to facilitate future scenarios in their forest management projects. Future scenarios are a diverse and flexible set of methods that can be used to help forest user groups and decision makers define c ...

SUBJECT: planning; méthode; planificación; methods; métodos

Degradation of forests and forest lands is a problem in many parts of the world and is particularly serious in south China. Chinese forest policy reforms in recent years have enabled rural households to generate income from forests, to own the trees they have planted, and have offered new opportunities to manage forests sustainably. Rehabilitation of degraded forests and forest lands is one of ...

SUBJECT: resource management; dépérissement des forêts; diagnostic rural rapide; diagnóstico rural rápido; case studies

This proceedings contains a summary of national seminars on social forestry in Indonesia. It covers history of social forestry in Indonesia, principles of social forestry, and the different types of social forestry initiatives in Indonesia. There are similar problems faced in forestry sector such as forest boundaries, land tenure. Other problems in social forestry are: a) national forest polic ...

SUBJECT: indonésie; consorcio forestal; descentralización; reglamentaciones; indonesia

Fast-wood forestry: myths and realities

Cossalter, C. et al. [2003]

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the arguments for and against fast-wood platations. It separates fact from fiction, science from speculation, truth from misinformation. Environmentalists have frequently exaggerated the malign impact of fast-wood plantations. At the same time plantation companies have underestimated the damage that fast-wood forestry has done, both to the environ ...

SUBJECT: environmental impact; patios de apilado; soil; industria forestal; suelo

Community forestry in the Philippines has gone through a long process of change over the last thirty years. It reached a high level of achievement with the creation of a comprehensive and integrated programme called Community-Based Forest Management (CGFM) in 1995. In this programme, local people are recognised as partners in the management and protection of the country's forests and forest re ...

SUBJECT: development projects; integración; projet de développement; adaptation; communal forests

SUBJECT: forêt; forest products; produit forestier; marché; conservation tillage

During the process of developing a management plan for Gorongosa National Park in Northern Sofala Province, mozambique the presence of people within the park and in the areas immediately surrounding the park was identified as a major management concern. The major objective of the park was the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. Little was known of the spatial patterns of use of resour ...

SUBJECT: forêt claire; valeur d'estimation; mozambique; paysage; estimación

Local people in South-east Asia are often cited as skilled forest managers. It is barely acknowledged that an essential part of this forest management does not concern natural forests, but forests that have been planted, often after the removal of pre-existing natural forests; forests that are cultivated not by professional foresters, but by sedentary or swidden farmers, on the ...

SUBJECT: resource management; traditional society; community forestry; culture; uses


How does an oil boom affect the forest cover of tropical oil exporting-countries Are they more or less likely than non-oil countries to experience forest loss What macro-economic linkages and policies are decisive This article summarises research on land-use changes in eight tropical developing countries. Our country-comparative approach reveals that the direct oil impacts on f ...

SUBJECT: macroeconomics; forest cover; developing countries; development aid; oils

POSTED TO: World Bank Research Observer

Among many other stakes, the economic stake derived from the exploitation of tropical forest resources is a burning issue. This is evidenced by insecurity in intergenerational access to forest resources and financial benefits relating to the latter, on the one hand, and by a deep iniquity at the intra-generational level, on the other hand. The following paper highlights, as a m ...

SUBJECT: fees; forest policy; law; collaboration; tropical forests

POSTED TO: Forest Policy and Economics [1389-9341]