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Incorporating fuelwood production and consumption into the national accounts. A case study for Zimbabwe








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    Estimating Timber Depreciation in the Brazilian Amazon 1998
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    This study applies distinct methodological forest accounting approaches, following Vincent and Hartwick (1997) lines, to estimate economic depreciation of timber exploitation in the Amazonian region. Although the results may not be definitive ones, due to data availability problems, this exercise has proved to bring about issues which, though are theoretical and methodologically fully recognised, are not always revealed in other regional studies. High timber stocks, lack of property rights and i nformal economic relations are issues related to the Amazonian case that require great deal of caution when one is applying economic depreciation methodologies, as is addressed on the bases of these results.
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    The farmer with agroforestry practices might be the “next forester”?
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    The main tropical Agro-Forestry Systems (AFS) are often complex, multi-stage and multi-species. Apart from home gardens intended for self-consumption, AFS are often based on a main crop with economic, or export value: rubber, coconut, cocoa, coffee, cloves, vanilla, damar, durian... with also local fruit trees, fast-growing fuelwood trees and timber trees for self-consumption or sale. This diversification in AFS focused on industrial crops, often comes after a period of deforestation since the end of the 19th century during the period of the colonial empires. Wood can also come from species used for services such as providing shade for coffee or cocoa trees. Wood species are also common in the local forest (Indonesia/Thailand), reflecting farmers' strategy of conserving local resources. In other cases, native species have almost entirely disappeared (e.g. clove AFS on the East Coast of Madagascar) in favor of introduced species. Sometime, the main crop is also a timber specie such a rubber (used for furniture), Durian, Litchi... Now that most forests have almost disappeared in central plains with easy access in Southeast Asia (with potential commercial value), timber from AFS is becoming a real challenge that depends mainly on tree tenure and local regulation. Today, the current demand for tropical wood has decreased considerably since the golden age of deforestation (1980/2010) due to resource depletion and a global demand towards products from dedicated plantations from Europe or elsewhere. The market has changed from a massive use of tropical timber for multiple purposes to a limited use for specific purposes. In this context, timber in AFS, often produced at marginal cost, can be an alternative to produce valuable timber. We consider in this sense that the farmer in tropical regions with agroforestry practices might be the “forester of the future”. Beside, AFS with timber might significantly contribute to positive externalities and eco- systemic services for a better sustainability. Keywords: agroforestry, forester, timber, diversification. ID 3639413
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    Review of the existing studies related to fuelwood and/or charcoal in Eritrea
    EC/FAO ACP Data Collection Project Technical Report AFDCA/WE/07
    2000
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    A medium-size report that describes the overall situation of data on fuelwood in Eritrea. The report starts with a broad introductory part dealing with the country's characteristics. The second part states the country's forest resources while making a distinction between the natural forests and forest plantations. The third part gives some information on timber and pole production while the following part analyses fuelwood supply and consumption. The last parts of the report are discussion to pics, a conclusion and recommendations.

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