Silvicultural practices in the Amazon : State of the art and considerations for improvement

Sabogal César, Sist Plinio. 2011. Silvicultural practices in the Amazon : State of the art and considerations for improvement. In : Research priorities in tropical silviculture: towards new paradigms ? : IUFRO International Conference, Montpellier, France, 15-18 November 2011, Abstracts. Sist Plinio (ed.). IUFRO, CIRAD, CIFOR, ECOFOR. Vienne : IUFRO, p. 15. IUFRO International Conference on Research Priorities in Tropical Silviculture, Montpellier, France, 15 November 2011/18 November 2011.

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Abstract : The paper first examines the current state of silvicultural practice in the Amazon region, considering diverse management scenarios (e.g. production forests, second-growth forests, degraded forests and degraded forest lands) and highlighting a number of important constraints as well as likely impacts (social, economic and ecological). The available experience in several countries of the region is then synthesized and illustrated with selected cases under varied management approaches and scenarios, thus allowing to derive a number of lessons. Aiming to contribute to improve silvicultural practice, the identified major constraints are addressed, followed by an outline of some guiding principles for silviculture. In addition, the opportunities for intensification of silvicultural practice and a framework to cope with climate change are discussed. The paper also identifies major challenges and needs (e.g. information, training, research, communication) for silviculture in the Amazon, and finally offers some recommendations for policy and practice. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Sylviculture, forêt tropicale

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Amazonie

Classification Agris : K10 - Forestry production

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Sabogal César, FAO (ITA)
  • Sist Plinio, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA)

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