Designing Forestation Models for Rural Asia: Avoiding Land Conflicts as a Key to Success
This brief discusses policies concerning planted forests in Asia. According to the authors, planted forests supply 35 percent of world industrial logs and have critical roles to play in releasing pressure on natural forests, mitigating climate change, assisting people's livelihoods and contributing to national policies of development. The authors argue that avoiding land conflict and encouraging enthusiasm for planting among the local population are critical to the sustainable management of planted forests and therefore call for people-centered forestation.
© 2007 Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Kimihiko Hyakumura, Yoshiki Seki, Federico Lopez-Casero