Thumbnail Image

Global planted forest thematic - supplement to Forest Resources Assessment 2005 - Guidelines for National Reporting Tables for Planted Forests








Also available in:

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Global planted forests thematic study: Results and analysis 2006
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Globally, according to FRA 2000, planted forests account ed for only 5% of forest area, but up to 35% of industrial roundwood supply. This is anticipated to rise to 40-44% by 2020. Planted forests reflect a higher social, environmental and economic importance than their area would suggest. Many countries have existing planted forest data that is not based upon forest inventory, is incomplete and often outdated. Thus it is difficult to measure and plan the quantity and quality of planted forest resources and the provision of goods and services that they supply.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Meeting
    Assessment of Industrial Roundwood Production from Planted Forests 2014
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    Planted forests play an ever more important part in the global and regional economies to secure industrial roundwood and wood fuel. In many developing countries, planted forests have formed the structural basis for an increasing forest-based manufacturing and export sector. This report assesses the production of industrial roundwood from planted forests and evaluates their significance for the global industrial roundwood supply. The assessment was conducted by using national and international pr imary and secondary data, some of which have not been published before. The report focuses on forest plantations, providing data from 78 countries across five continents. As for semi-natural planted forests (SNPF)1, data could be estimated for 18 temperate-climate countries in America, Asia and Europe. The data and information given in this report have gone through a structured process of data collection, processing, validation, compilation and analysis. In general, however, it must be stated t hat many reporting countries found it difficult to provide reliable information on the origin or the sources of their industrial roundwood production. The report, together with previous outlook studies, may give policy- and decision-makers, investors, and managers a better understanding of the key role that planted forest resources play in the provision of wood products for national and global economies. The report has been produced as a joint project between the Forest Assessment, Management a nd Conservation Division and the Forest Economics, Policy and Products Division of the FAO Forestry Department. Data collection, analysis and evaluation were conducted during a six-month period, from September 2013 to February 2014.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Document
    Corporate Private Sector Dimensions in Planted Forest Investments 2007
    Also available in:
    No results found.

    According to FAO, 2006, there are 271 million hectares of planted forests that account for 7 percent of global forest area or 2 percent of global land area. The role of planted forests in providing wood and non-wood raw materials and social and environmental services is increasing. In fact planted forests, in 2005 already provided more than half the global industrial roundwood and their area, productivity and importance for provision of goods and services are continuing to increase. The primary purpose for growing planted forests was reported as 205 million hectares for production (wood and non wood forest products) and 66 million hectares for protection of soils and water (combating desertification, rehabilitation of degraded lands etc).

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.