FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003

Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgements

Summary

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 PART I
THE SITUATION AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FOREST SECTOR

Forest resources

Global Forest Resources Assessment

Agricultural expansion and deforestation

Mangrove conversion and conservation

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Management, conservation and sustainable development of forests

Role of planted trees in developing countries with low forest cover: findings from six case studies

Mountain forests and sustainable mountain development

Forests and wooded lands in the Mediterranean basin

Coordinated responses to fighting forest fires

Hunting wild animals for meat: a threat to sustainability

Recent developments in forests and climate change

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Institutional framework

Forestry education: coping with new demands

Decentralization of public administration of forests

Sharing benefits from forests

The fight against illegal logging and illegal trade

Improving cross-sectoral linkages with regard to forests

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International forest policy dialogue

United Nations Forum on Forests

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

International policy debate on forests and forest biological
diversity

Update on forest-related international conventions and
agreements

National Forest Programme Facility

World Summit on Sustainable Development

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 PART II
SELECTED CURRENT ISSUES IN THE FOREST SECTOR

Forests and poverty alleviation

Definition of terms

Opportunities and obstacles in forest-based poverty alleviation

Enabling conditions and strategies

Summary and conclusion

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Sustainable use and management of freshwater resources: the role of forests

Forests, atmospheric water and water yield

Forests, floods and debris flows

Forests and sedimentation

Forests and water quality

Watersheds: recognizing upstream–downstream linkages

Conclusions and recommendations

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How sustainable use of forests can contribute to conserving biological diversity

Some key concepts in biological diversity conservation in relation
to forests

Critical issues in conserving forest biological diversity

Interface between biological diversity and sustainable forest
management

Criteria and indicators for conservation of biological diversity

Conclusions

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Science and technology in the forest sector: widening gaps and narrowing options

Changing forest sector priorities

Widening gaps

Narrowing options

Concluding observations

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Recent trends in fiscal policies in the forest sector in Africa

Public expenditure on forestry

New fiscal arrangements

Recommendations for improving fiscal policies

Broader implications for financing of sustainable forest management

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 ANNEX 1
ACRONYMS


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 ANNEX 2
DATA TABLES


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