Proceedings of the Forest Policy Workshop

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Information and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: Linking National and International Efforts in South and Southeast Asia

Tropical Forestry Budget Line B7-6201/1B/98/0531

22-24 JANUARY, 2002

edited by
Thomas Enters and Robin N. Leslie

The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The word “countries” appearing in the text refers to countries, territories and areas without distinction. The designations “developed” and “developing” countries are intended for statistical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process. The opinions expressed in the articles by contributing authors are not necessarily those of FAO.

The EC-FAO Partnership Programme on Information and Analysis for Sustainable Forest Management: Linking National and International Efforts in South Asia and Southeast Asia is designed to enhance country capacities to collect and analyze relevant data, and to disseminate and up-to-date information on forestry, and to make this information more readily available for strategic decision making. Thirteen countries in South and Southeast Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam) participate in the Programme. Operating under the guidance of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) Working Group on Statistics and Information, the initiative is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in close partnership with experts from participating countries. It draws on experience gained from similar EC-FAO efforts in Africa, and the Caribbean and Latin America and is funded by the European Commission.

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Tan Lay Cheng

Jaruwan Thananimit

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© FAO 2002
ISBN 974-7946-18-1

Table of Contents

Introduction and background

Programme objectives
Workshop components, objectives and expected outcomes
Workshop participation

Workshop organization

Overview of EC-FAO Partnership Programme progress and planned activities

Forest policies and forest policy reviews in Asia

Conclusions and action items

Workshop evaluation
Items for action


Appendix 1. List of participants
Appendix 2. Workshop program
Appendix 3. Papers presented

Ten reasons why we know less about forestry in asia than we should
The process and main findings of FAO policy studies in Africa and the Caribbean
Network of statistical correspondents
The impact of present forest policies on sustainable forest management in Malaysia

Country paper - Bhutan
Country paper - Cambodia
Country paper - India
Country paper - Indonesia
Country Paper - Lao PDR
Country paper - Malaysia
Country paper - Nepal
Country paper - Pakistan
Country paper - Philippines
Country paper - Sri Lanka
Country paper - Thailand
Country paper - Viet Nam

Appendix 4. List of current and ongoing activities
Appendix 5. Outline for forest policy activities