People, forests and trees in
West and Central Asia

Outlook for 2020

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome, 2007

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Foreword (Download- 330 KB)
Acknowledgements (Download- 330 KB)
Acronyms (Download- 330 KB)
Summary (Download- 330 KB)

Introduction (Download- 207 KB)

Objectives and outputs
Structure of the report

Current state of forests and forestry (Download- 345 KB)

An overview of land use
Extent of forests and woodlands and important characteristics
Forest cover change
General trends in forest management
Reforestation and afforestation
Urban forestry
Tree resources in rangelands
Wildlife management
Policy, legal and institutional framework
Status of forests and forestry: an overview

Economic and environmental significance of forests and woodlands (Download- 552 KB)

Production of goods
Protective benefits and services
Economic significance of forestry
Significance of forests and woodlands: an overview

Factors influencing forests and forestry (Download- 367 KB)

Internal driving forces
External environment
Summary of key drivers of change

The future of the forest sector (Download- 296 KB)

Defining forestry scenarios for the West and Central Asia Region
Economic and institutional scenarios
Evolution of scenarios
Implications of the scenarios on forestry in 2020
Summary: outlook for the future

Priorities and strategies (Download- 143 KB)

Common objectives and approaches
Scenario-specific strategies
Summary of priorities and strategies

Summary and conclusions (Download- 201 KB)

Changes in the state of forest resources
Role of forests and trees in the region
Options available to improve the situation
Follow-up work

Bibliography (Download- 169 KB)
Annex (Download- 188 KB)