Making forestry work for the poor: assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific


RAP PUBLICATION 2012/06

Making forestry work for the poor. Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific

Download Full Report  [7.10] Mb


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

The forestry sectors contribution to poverty alleviation in Asia and the Pacific is of great importance owing to the high prevalence of poverty in forested areas. Obstacles to reducing poverty through forestry are many. Forests are often far from markets and poor people frequently lack marketing knowledge, financial capital and/or networks necessary to reap benefits from forest related activities. Unstable land and resource tenure also hamper efforts to improve prospects for rural people. Some countries in the region have made great strides in forest management in recent years and investments are now paying dividends at the local level in terms of poverty reduction, income generation and livelihoods improvement. This publication documents the contribution of forests and forestry to poverty alleviation in 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific region, including the outlook and recommendations for each country in the coming years.



Table of Contents

Foreword
List of tables, figures and boxes
Acronyms and abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Policy brief: making forestry work for the poor
Overview
Country Reports:
    I.    Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Bhutan
    II.   Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Cambodia

  [1.90 Mb]
   

    III.   Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in the Peoples Republic of China
    IV.  Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in India
    V.   Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Indonesia

  [1.77 Mb]
   

    VI.   Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Lao PDR
    VII.  Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Nepal
    VIII. Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Papua New Guinea

  [1.72 Mb]
   

    IX.  Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in the Philippines
    X.   Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Thailand
    XI.  Assessment of the contribution of forestry to poverty
          alleviation in Viet Nam

  [2.15 Mb]



The designations employed and the presentation of material in this information product do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

The views expressed in this information product are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAO.

ISBN 978-92-5-107230-1


All rights reserved. FAO encourages reproduction and dissemination of material in this information product. Non-commercial uses will be authorized free of charge upon request. Reproduction for resale or other commercial purposes, including educational purposes, may incur fees. Applications for permission to reproduce or disseminate FAO copyright materials, and all other queries concerning rights and licences, should be addressed to:

Chief
Publishing Policy and Support Branch
Office of Knowledge Exchange, Research and Extension - FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
or by e-mail to: copyright@fao.org




For copies write to:Patrick B. Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Maliwan Mansion, 39 Phra Atit Road
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: (+66) 2 697 4000
Fax: (+66) 2 697 4445
E-mail: RAP-Publications@fao.org

© FAO 2012