Forestry policies in the Asia-Pacific region: A review of country papers

Table of Contents

prepared for

Regional Expert Consultation on
Forestry Policy Development and Research
organised by FAO, IFPRI & FORSPA

Bangkok, October 1992


Dr Neil Byron

Australian National University

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 What is a national forestry policy and what is it for?
1.2 Realism
1.3 Hitting a moving target
1.4 The process is important
1.5 Some common themes in the country papers

2. Landuse pressures, people and trees

2.1 Population pressures
2.2 Structures of production
2.3 Why are so many of the "Reserved Forests" of Asia treeless?
2.4 Landuse planning

3. Industrial forestry and forest industries

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Industrial plantations
3.3 Pricing & allocation of timber concessions

4. Natural forest management

4.1 The multiple benefits of forests
4.2 Devolution of management to user-groups and communities.
4.3 Farm forestry

5. The policy formulation-implementation-monitoring process

5.1 Policy research
5.2 Institutional support and reform

6 Conclusions

References and sources