Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics: opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management

Sabogal César, Guariguata Manuel, Broadhead Jeremy, Lescuyer Guillaume, Savilaakso Sini, Essoungou Julienne Nadège, Sist Plinio. 2013. Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics: opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management. Rome : FAO, 101 p. (FAO Forestry Paper, 173) ISBN 978-92-5-107823-5

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Abstract : Présentation de l'éditeur : The multiple-value nature of forests has long been appreciated and used by forest-dependent people in the tropics. Explicitly managing for some or all of these values, multiple-use forest management, is stipulated in the laws of many countries, but its formal implementation in the tropics is thought to be rare. This paper reports on three regional assessments carried out to identify and draw lessons from on-the-ground initiatives in multiple-use forest management in the Amazon Basin, the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia. In all three regions, information was collected through interviews with country-based forestry experts, forest managers and technicians. A complementary, Web-based questionnaire further examined the reasons for the successes and failures of multiple-use forest management initiatives. The paper concludes that forest managers need more support if they are to realize the potential of multiple-use forest management. Greater effort is needed to eliminate unfair competition from operators whose sole objective is to extract timber, with little or no concern for multiple uses. In most countries, the demarcation of a permanent forest estate and the development of national land-use plans would increase investment in multiple-use forest management. Improving the value of logged-over forest through silviculture would also increase the uptake of multiple-use approaches

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Forêt tropicale humide, Arbre à buts multiples, Aménagement forestier, Foresterie, Enquête forestière, Forestier, gestion des ressources naturelles, Développement durable

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Amazonie, Bolivie (État plurinational de), Brésil, Pérou, Asie du Sud-Est, Malaisie, Indonésie, Viet Nam, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Philippines, République démocratique populaire lao, Cambodge, République démocratique du Congo, Gabon, Cameroun

Classification Agris : K10 - Forestry production
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
P01 - Nature conservation and land resources

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Sabogal César, FAO (ITA)
  • Guariguata Manuel, CIFOR (PER)
  • Broadhead Jeremy
  • Lescuyer Guillaume, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (CMR) ORCID: 0000-0003-0952-8656
  • Savilaakso Sini, NC (CMR)
  • Essoungou Julienne Nadège, NC (CMR)
  • Sist Plinio, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (FRA)

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