Sustainable small-scale forestry in the Philippines

Harrison, S.R., Herbohn, J.L., Dart, P.J., and Brown, S.M. (2000) Sustainable small-scale forestry in the Philippines. In: Harrison, S.R., Herbohn, J.L., and Herbohn, K.F., (eds.) Sustainable Small-scale Forestry: Socio-economic analysis and policy. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 165-178.

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[Extract] The Philippines with a large population and low per-capita income faces severe pressure on its residual forest resources and has a recent history of rapid deforestation. Various policy initiatives have been introduced topromote reforestation, with low levels of success. Timber marketing and milling was a major component of the Philippine economy until recently when changes in government policy reduced the volume of logging in native forests. Because of this shortage, the use of coco lumber has expanded. This chapter discusses forest industries and stakeholders in the Philippines, and in particular farm, social and community forestry systems. There are a number of impediments to all forms of reforestation. Government policy has moved from mainly supporting industrial and large-scale planting schemes to also promoting community forestry.

Item ID: 14306
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-84064-356-5
Keywords: Philippines; small-scale forestry
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2017 00:23
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070504 Forestry Management and Environment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8299 Other Plant Production and Plant Primary Products > 829999 Plant Production and Plant Primary Products not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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