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    The FAO Global Fibre Supply Study - Assumptions, Methods, Models and Definitions
    GLOBAL FIBRE SUPPLY STUDY - Working Paper Series
    1998
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    In late 1995 at the request of the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products the FAO Forestry Department initiated the Global Fibre Supply Study (GFSS) with an outlook to 2010 and beyond. The forest industry community and the public raise the question: Where is the raw material going to come from to cover our forest products needs? To help address this question, the overall study goal has been to "contribute to the world-wide forest policy development through the provision of reliable data, information and analysis of industrial fibre sources". The purpose of this particular working paper is to describe the assumptions, methods, model development and definitions used for the GFSS. It is intended to serve as a guide to the technical underpinnings of the study. It is probably most useful to analysts who wish to understand the details of our approach and it will also help in the further development and management of the database and provide the essential details for improving the su pply models. The study output is also described and it consists of two main components: the forest resource database and a fibre supply model used for examining alternative futures.
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    Recovered and Non-wood Fibre: Effects of Alternative Fibres on Global Fibre Supply
    GLOBAL FIBRE SUPPLY STUDY - Working Paper Series
    1997
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    The paper examines the impact that alternative fibres, specifically recovered (recycled) and non-wood fibres, have had and may have on the global fibre supply. The properties and availability of each type of fibre are discussed. Based on historical data, three scenarios of future fibre supply were created: a projection of historical trends, an optimal model of high use of both types of fibre, and a minimal model of conservative use. A range of future availability of non-wood and recovered fibre could then be constructed. It was found that, in total, non-wood and recovered fibres currently comprise approximately 51 percent of the current levels of paper and paperboard production. The three scenarios predicted that this fraction would range from 50 to 90 percent of the world’s paper production level by 2010. The projection of historical trends shows a slow increase in alternative fibre content, culminating in a level of about 55 percent of total global paper production by 2010.
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    Modèle de l'offre mondiale de fibres 1998
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    A la fin de 1995, le Département des forêts de la FAO a élaboré le Modèle de l'offre mondiale de fibres (MOMF). L'étude contient un modèle simple et une compilation des statistiques d'inventaire forestier récentes, ainsi que des données sur les fibres récupérées non ligneuses. Sur un plan général, l'étude contribue à l'amélioration des politiques forestières en soulignant avec insistance le besoin pressant de données et d'informations fiables sur les sources de fibres industrielles et leur utili sation, ainsi que d'une analyse de ces informations, qui appuieront les efforts fournis pour parvenir à une gestion durable des forêts.

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