Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

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This book is an outcome of a research project on "Sustainable Forestry and the Environment in Developing Countries". The project has been run by Metsantutki- muslaitos METLA -the Finnish Forest Research Institute since 1987 and will be completed this year. A major output by this project has so far been a report in three volumes on "Deforestation or development in the Third World?" The purpose of our multidisciplinary research project is to generate new knowl- edge about the causes of deforestation, its scenarios and consequences. More knowledge is needed for more effective, efficient and equitable public policy, both at the national and intemationallevels in supporting sustainable forestry in develop- ing countries. Our project has specifically focused on 90 tropical countries as one group and on three subgroups by continents, as well as the three case study countries, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Chile. The University of Joensuu has been our active partner in the Philippine study. We have complemented the three cases by the analyzes of Brazil and Indonesia, the two largest tropical forest-owning countries. Some other interesting country studies were annexed to complement our book both by geography and expertise. The United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research, UNUIWIDER in Helsinki Finland has also been partly engaged. Most of the results from its project on "The Forest in the South and North in Context of Global Warming" will, however, be published later in a separate book.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 23.88mm | 1,640g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • XII, 388 p.
  • 0792337387
  • 9780792337386

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: Global Prospects. Transition from Deforestation to Sustainable Forestry - a Distant Dream? M. Palo, G. Mery. Geography of Tropical Deforestation; E. Viitanen. Modeling Underlying Causes of Pantropical Deforestation; M. Palo, E. Lehto. Pine Plantations of the South; P. Hakkila. North Queensland's Tropical Rainforests: the World Heritage Controversy; E. Redfield. Part II: Tropical Asia. Tropical Asian Deforestation and Sustainability Prospects; M. Palo, E. Lehto. Change and Continuity in the Philippine Forest Policy; O. Saastamoinen. Land Use History of the Philippines; E. Uitamo. Deforestation as an Environmental-Economic Problem in the Philippines; P. Horne. Forest Degradation and Rehabilitation Prospects in Indonesia; J. Kuusipalo. Environmental-Economic Evaluation of Forest Plantations; A. Niskanen. Part III: Latin America. Latin American Deforestation and Sustainability Prospects; M. Palo, et al. The Roasted Forests: Coffee and the History of Deforestation in Brazil; S. Laakkonen. Sustainable Management of Forest Plantations and Natural Forests in Chile; G. Mery. Deforestation in the Chaquena Region in Argentina; M. Aguerre, G. Denegri. Part IV: Tropical Africa. Deforestation in Tropical Africa; E. Yirdaw. Man and Forest in African History; A. Siiriainen. Deforestation and Forest Plantations in Ethiopia; E. Yirdaw. Deforestation and Sustainable Forestry Challenge in Ghana; M. Palo, E. Yirdaw. Kenya Forestry Master Plan; O. Luukkanen. List of Authors. Index.
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