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Programme of work FAO/IUFRO meeting of experts on forest practices


Detailed schedule
List of participants
Discussion groups

11-14 December 1994

Food and Agriculture Development Center (ZEL)
German Foundation for International Development (DSE)
Wielinger Straße 52, D-82336 Feldafing, Germany
Telephone +49 8157 38-0, Fax +49 8157 38-227

Meeting Coordinators:

Dr. Rudolf Heinrich
Chief, Forest Harvesting, Trade and Marketing Branch
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
00100 Rome, ITALY
Telephone: +39 6 5225-4727
Fax: +3965225-5618
E-mail: Rudolf.Heinrich@fao.org

Dr. Dennis P. Dykstra
Leader (1986-95), Subject Group S3.05, "Forest Operations in the Tropics," International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Director, Natural Forest Ecology and Management Division
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
P.O. Box 6596 JKPWB
Jakarta 10065, INDONESIA
Telephone: +62251622622
Fax: +62251622100
E-mail: D.Dykstra@cgnet.com

Detailed schedule

Sunday, 11 December 1994

Noon to 18:00

Participants arrive at the ZEL Center in Feldafing and receive registration packets and room assignments. Evening: Christmas music performed by singers from Munich and Feldafing.

19:00

Get-acquainted cocktail followed by a buffet dinner.

Monday, 12 December 1994

08:00 - 09:00

Breakfast

09:00 - 10:30

Official opening of the meeting. Dr. Rudolf Heinrich

 

Welcome to the ZEL Center, Dr. Erhard Krüsken, Director


Organization and administration of the meeting. Dr. Dennis Dykstra Self-introduction of participants

10:30-11:00

Coffee and tea break

11:00-11:45

Overview of the FAO Model Code of Forest Practice, Dennis Dykstra



11:45-12:30 The FAO Programme on Environmentally Sound Forest Harvesting Operations, Rudolf Heinrich



12:30 - 12:45 The ISO Standard on Terminology in Forest Technology, Rihko Haarlaa, University of Helsinki

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Organization of participants into discussion groups: Rudolf Heinrich and Dennis Dykstra


Group 1 - Harvest planning


Group 2 - Forest roads, landing operations, and transport


Group 3 - Cutting and extraction operations


Group 4 - Harvesting assessment and the forest harvesting workforce


Small-Group Discussion Period 1


· identify impacts which a code of practice should aim to reduce or eliminate;


· list components which are essential in a code of forest practice.

15:30-16:00

Refreshment break

16:00-17:30

Reports by participants: Dennis Dykstra, chair


Robin aus der Beek, Swiss Development Agency: CATIE's Experience in Applying Sustainable Forest Practices in Humid Tropical Forests in Central America


Ralf Ludwig, DFS Deutsche Forstservice GmbH: Development of Environmentally Sound Harvesting Technologies for Philippine Rainforests


Ernest A. Abeney, Institute of Renewable Resources, University of Science and Technology, Ghana: Current Trends in Logging Practice in Ghana


Heinrich Schmutzenhofer, IUFRO Secretariat: The IUFRO Position Statement on Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests

18:30

Dinner

Tuesday, 13 December 1994

08:00-09:00

Breakfast

09:00-10:30

Reports by participants: Rudolf Heinrich, chair


John J. Garland, Oregon State Univ.: the Oregon Forest Practice Act, USA


Bernt Strehlke, ILO: Fiji's National Code of Logging Practice


Rien J. M. Visser, LIRO: the New Zealand Forest Code of Practice


Martin Osberg and Brian J. Murphy, BC Ministry of Forests: Development of a Forest Practices Code for British Columbia, Canada

10:30-11:00

Coffee and tea break

11:00-12:45

Plenary Discussion Period 1 - reports from individual groups and general discussion of the groups' observations: Rudolf Heinrich and Dennis Dykstra

12:45 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:30

Small-Group Discussion Period 2 - critical evaluation of the proposed FAO Model Code of Forest Practice (same groups as 14:00-15:30 on Monday)

15:30-16:00

Refreshment break

16:00-17:30

Individual reports by participants: Dennis Dykstra, chair


Otto K. Sedlak, Director, Upper Austrian Forest Service: Environmentally Sound Forest Harvesting in Austria


Leon Bren, University of Melbourne: Geometry of Riparian Buffer Strips When Applied to Large Catchment Areas


Walter Warkotsch, Forest Engineering Technology, University of Stellenbosch: The Donkey and the Cart: The Harvest Code of Practice and Harvest Auditing in South Africa


Kamaruzaman B. Jusoff, Agricultural University of Malaysia: Guidelines on Logging Practice for the Hill Forests of Peninsular Malaysia


Rob Monster, Netherlands International Vocational Training Center: The Forest Stewardship Council and International Ecocertification

18:30

Dinner

Wednesday, 14 December 1994

08:00-09:00

Breakfast

09:00-10:30

Plenary Discussion Period 2 - reports from Group Discussion Period 2 and general discussion of the groups' observations: Rudolf Heinrich and Dennis Dykstra

10:30-11:00

Coffee and tea break

11:00-11:30

Individual reports by participants: Rudolf Heinrich, chair


Roger Hay, UK Forestry Commission: Forest Codes on Roading and Landscape in the United Kingdom


Robert J. McCormack, CSIRO: Environmentally Sound Forest Practices in Australia

11:30-12:45

Small-Group Discussion Period 3 - development of conclusions and recommendations relating to the FAO Model Code of Forest Practice (same groups as in the previous group discussions)

12:45-13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

ILO video on Fiji's National Logging Code of Practice

14:00-14:30

Individual reports by participants: Rudolf Heinrich, chair


Don Gasser, University of California-Berkeley: Lessons from California's Half Century of Forest Practice Regulation


Paul W. Adams, Forest Engineering Department, Oregon State University: Integrating Research, Policy, and Practice for Forest Resource Protection

14:30-15:30

Final Plenary Discussion Period - presentation of group conclusions and recommendations, followed by general discussion: Rudolf Heinrich and Dennis Dykstra

15:30-16:00

Refreshment break

16:00-17:30

Continuation of Final Plenary Discussion Period

18:00

"Going away" cocktail before dinner

18:30

Dinner

19:30

Informal get-together (no host) in the ZEL "Bier Stuberl"

Thursday, 15 December 1994

08:00-09:00

Breakfast

09:00

Departure of participants

List of participants

E. A. Abeney, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Paul Adams, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Robin aus der Beek, CATIE-COSUDE, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Peter Blombäck, International Labour Office. Geneva, Switzerland
Leon Bren, University of Melbourne, Creswick, Victoria, Australia
Dennis Dykstra, CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia
Olli Eeronheimo, Finnish Forest Research Institute, Helsinki, Finland
John Garland, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Don Gasser, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Rihko Haarlaa, University of Helsinki, Finland
Roger Hay, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, Scotland
Rudolf Heinrich, FAO, Rome, Italy
Paul Hoi, FORM Ecology Consultants, Kampen, Netherlands
Kamaruzaman Jusoff, University Pertanian Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
Ralf Ludwig, DFS Deutsche Forstservice, Feldkirchen, Germany
Robert McCormack, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
Rob Monster, International Vocational Training Center, Arnhem, Netherlands
Brian Murphy, BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Peter Osberg, BC Ministry of Forests, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Reinhard Pausch, University of Munich, Freising, Germany
Robert Scharpenberg, FAO, Rome, Italy
Otto Schlumbohm, Société SOCOBOIS au Congo, Hanovre, Germany
Heinrich Schmutzenhofer, IUFRO, Vienna, Austria
Otto Sedlak, Forest Department of Upper Austria, Linz, Austria
Bernt Strehlke, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland
Rien Visser, LIRO, Rotorua, New Zealand
Walter Warkotsch, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Discussion groups

Group 1,

Harvest planning: McCormack (chair), Eeronheimo (rapporteur), Abeney, Adams, Schlumbom, Schmutzenhofer

Group 2,

Forest roads, landing operations, and transport: Hay (chair). Garland (rapporteur), aus der Beek, Bren, Murphy, Sedlak

Group 3,

Cutting and extraction operations: Haarlaa (chair). Monster (rapporteur), Blombäck, Gasser, Ludwig, Osberg

Group 4,

Harvesting assessment and the harvesting workforce: Strehlke (chair), Visser (rapporteur), Hoi, Kamaruzaman, Pausch, Warkotsch

FAO TECHNICAL PAPERS

FAO FORESTRY PAPERS

1

Forest utilization contracts on public land, 1977 (E F S)

2

Planning forest roads and harvesting systems, 1977 (E F S)

3

World list of forestry schools, 1977 (E/F/S)

3 Rev.1

World list of forestry schools, 1981 (E/F/S)

3 Rev.2

World list of forestry schools, 1986 (E/F/S)

4/1

World pulp and paper demand, supply and trade 1-Vol. 1, 1977 (E F S)

4/2

World pulp and paper demand, supply and trade - Vol. 2, 1977 (E F S)

5

The marketing of tropical wood in South America, 1976 (E S)

6

National parks planning, 1976 (E F S**)

7

Forestry for local community development, 1978 (Ar E F S)

8

Establishment techniques for forest plantations, 1978 (Ar C E* F S)

9

Wood chips - production, handling, transport, 1976 (C E S)

10/1

Assessment of logging costs from forest inventories in the tropics - 1. Principles and methodology, 1978 (E F S)

10/2

Assessment of logging costs from forest inventories in the tropics - 2. Data collection and calculations, 1978 (E F S)

11

Savanna afforestation in Africa, 1977 (E F)

12

China: forestry support for agriculture, 1978 (E)

13

Forest products prices 1960-1977, 1979 (E/F/S)

14

Mountain forest roads and harvesting, 1979 (E)

14 Rev.1

Logging and transport in steep terrain, 1985 (E)

15

AGRIS forestry - world catalogue of information and documentation services, 1979 (E/F/S)

16

China: integrated wood processing industries, 1979 (E F S)

17

Economic analysis of forestry projects, 1979 (E F S)

17 Sup.1

Economic analysis of forestry projects: case studies, 1979 (E S)

17 Sup.2

Economic analysis of forestry projects: readings, 1980 (C E)

18

Forest products prices 1960-1978, 1980 (E/F/S)

19/1

Pulping and paper-making properties of fast-growing plantation wood species - Vol. 1, 1980 (E)

19/2

Pulping and paper-making properties of fast-growing plantation wood species -Vol. 2, 1980 (E)

20

Forest tree improvement, 1985 (C E F S)

20/2

A guide to forest seed handling, 1985 (E S)

21

Impact on soils of fast-growing species in lowland humid tropics, 1980 (E F S)

22/1

Forest volume estimation and yield prediction - Vol. 1. Volume estimation, 1980 (C E F S)

22/2

Forest volume estimation and yield prediction - Vol. 2. Yield prediction, 1980 (C E F S)

23

Forest products prices 1961-1980, 1981 (E/F/S)

24

Cable logging systems, 1981 (C E)

25

Public forestry administrations in Latin America, 1981 (E)

26

Forestry and rural development, 1981 (E F S)

27

Manual of forest inventory, 1981 (E F)

28

Small and medium sawmills in developing countries, 1981 (E S)

29

World forest products, demand and supply 1990 and 2000, 1982 (E F S)

30

Tropical forest resources, 1982 (E F S)

31

Appropriate technology in forestry, 1982 (E)

32

Classification and definitions of forest products, 1982 (Ar/E/F/S)

33

Logging of mountain forests, 1982 (E F S)

34

Fruit-bearing forest trees, 1982 (E F S)

35

Forestry in China, 1982 (C E)

36

Basic technology in forest operations, 1982 (E F S)

37

Conservation and development of tropical forest resources, 1982 (E F S)

38

Forest products prices 1962-1981, 1982 (E/F/S)

39

Frame saw manual, 1982 (E)

40

Circular saw manual, 1983 (E)

41

Simple technologies for charcoal making, 1983 (E F S)

42

Fuelwood supplies in the developing countries, 1983 (Ar E F S)

43

Forest revenue systems in developing countries, 1983 (E F S)

44/1

Food and fruit-bearing forest species - 1. Examples from eastern Africa, 1983 (E F S)

44/2

Food and fruit-bearing forest species - 2. Examples from southeastern Asia, 1984 (E F S)

44/3

Food and fruit-bearing forest species - 3. Examples from Latin America, 1986 (E S)

45

Establishing pulp and paper mills, 1983 (E)

46

Forest products prices 1963-1982, 1983 (E/F/S)

47

Technical forestry education - design and implementation, 1984 (E F S)

48

Land evaluation for forestry, 1984 (C E F S)

49

Wood extraction with oxen and agricultural tractors, 1986 (E F S)

50

Changes in shifting cultivation in Africa, 1984 (E F)

50/1

Changes in shifting cultivation in Africa - seven case-studies, 1985 (E)

51/1

Studies on the volume and yield of tropical forest stands - 1. Dry forest formations, 1989 (E F)

52/1

Cost estimating in sawmilling industries: guidelines, 1984 (E)

52/2

Field manual on cost estimation in sawmilling industries, 1985 (E)

53

Intensive multiple-use forest management in Kerala, 1984 (E F S)

54

Planificación del desarrollo forestal, 1984 (S)

55

Intensive multiple-use forest management in the tropics, 1985 (E F S)

56

Breeding poplars for disease resistance, 1985 (E)

57

Coconut wood - Processing and use, 1985 (E S)

58

Sawdoctoring manual, 1985 (E S)

59

The ecological effects of eucalyptus, 1985 (C E F S)

60

Monitoring and evaluation of participatory forestry projects, 1985 (E F S)

61

Forest products prices 1965-1984, 1985 (E/F/S)

62

World list of institutions engaged in forestry and forest products research, 1985 (E/F/S)

63

Industrial charcoal making, 1985 (E)

64

Tree growing by rural people, 1985 (Ar E F S)

65

Forest legislation in selected African countries, 1986 (E F)

66

Forestry extension organization, 1986 (C E S)

67

Some medicinal forest plants of Africa and Latin America, 1986 (E)

68

Appropriate forest industries, 1986 (E)

69

Management of forest industries, 1986 (E)

70

Wildland fire management terminology, 1986 (E/F/S)

71

World compendium of forestry and forest products research institutions, 1986 (E/F/S)

72

Wood gas as engine fuel, 1986 (E S)

73

Forest products: world outlook projections 1985-2000, 1986 (E/F/S)

74

Guidelines for forestry information processing, 1986 (E)

75

Monitoring and evaluation of social forestry in India - an operational guide, 1986 (E)

76

Wood preservation manual, 1986 (E)

77

Databook on endangered tree and shrub species and provenances, 1986 (E)

78

Appropriate wood harvesting in plantation forests, 1987 (E)

79

Small-scale forest-based processing enterprises, 1987 (E F S)

80

Forestry extension methods, 1987 (E)

81

Guidelines for forest policy formulation, 1987 (C E)

82

Forest products prices 1967-1986, 1988 (E/F/S)

83

Trade in forest products: a study of the barriers faced by the developing countries, 1988 (E)

84

Forest products: World outlook projections - Product and country tables 1987-2000, 1988 (E/F/S)

85

Forestry extension curricula, 1988 (E/F/S)

86

Forestry policies in Europe, 1988 (E)

87

Small-scale harvesting operations of wood and non-wood forest products involving rural people, 1988 (E F S)

88

Management of tropical moist forests in Africa, 1989 (E F P)

89

Review of forest management systems of tropical Asia, 1989 (E)

90

Forestry and food security, 1989 (Ar E S)

91

Design manual on basic wood harvesting technology, 1989 (E F S) (Published only as FAO Training Series, No. 18)

92

Forestry policies in Europe -An analysis, 1989 (E)

93

Energy conservation in the mechanical forest industries, 1990 (E S)

94

Manual on sawmill operational maintenance, 1990 (E)

95

Forest products prices 1969-1988, 1990 (E/F/S)

96

Planning and managing forestry research: guidelines for managers, 1990 (E)

97

Non-wood forest products: the way ahead, 1991 (E S)

98

Timber plantations in the humid tropics of Africa, 1993 (E F)

99

Cost control in forest harvesting and road construction, 1992 (E)

100

Introduction to ergonomics in forestry in developing countries, 1992 (E F I)

101

Management and conservation of closed forests in tropical America, 1993 (E F P S)

102

Research management in forestry, 1992 (E F S)

103

Mixed and pure forest plantations in the tropics and subtropics, 1992 (E F S)

104

Forest products prices 1971-1990, 1992 (E/F/S)

105

Compendium of pulp and paper training and research institutions, 1992 (E)

106

Economic assessment of forestry project impacts, 1992 (E/F)

107

Conservation of genetic resources in tropical forest management - Principles and concepts, 1993 (E/F/S)

108

A decade of wood energy activities within the Nairobi Programme of Action, 1993 (E)

109

Directory of forestry research organizations, 1993 (E)

110

Proceedings of the Meeting of Experts on Forestry Research, 1993 (E/F/S)

111

Forestry policies in the Near East region - Analysis and synthesis, 1993 (E)

112

Forest resources assessment 1990 - Tropical countries, 1993 (E)

113

Ex situ storage of seeds, pollen and in vitro cultures of perennial woody plant species, 1993 (E)

114

Assessing forestry project impacts: issues and strategies, 1993 (E F S)

115

Forestry policies of selected countries in Asia and the Pacific, 1993 (E)

116

Les panneaux à base de bois, 1993 (F)

117

Mangrove forest management guidelines, 1994 (E)

118

Biotechnology in forest tree improvement, 1994 (E)

119

Number not assigned

120

Decline and dieback of trees and forests - A global overview, 1994 (E)

121

Ecology and rural education - Manual for rural teachers, 1995 (E S)

122

Readings in sustainable forest management, 1994 (E S)

123

Forestry education - New trends and prospects, 1994 (E F S)

124

Forest resources assessment 1990 - Global synthesis, 1995 (E F S)

125

Forest products prices 1973-1992, 1995 (E F S)

126

Climate change, forests and forest management - An overview, 1995 (E)

127

Valuing forests: context, issues and guidelines, 1995 (E)

128

Forest resources assessment 1990 -Tropical forest plantation resources, 1995 (E)

129

Environmental impact assessment and environmental auditing in the pulp and paper industry, 1996 (E)

130

Forest resources assessment 1990 - Survey of tropical forest cover and study of change processes, 1996 (E)

131

Ecología y enseñanza rural - Nociones ambientales básicas para profesores rurales y extensionistas, 1996 (S)

132

Forestry policies of selected countries in Africa, 1996(E/F)

133

Forest codes of practice - Contributing to environmentally sound forest operations, 1996 (E)

Availability: December 1996

Ar

- Arabic

Multil

- Multilingual

C

- Chinese

*

Out of print

E

- English

**

In preparation

I

- Italian



F

- French



P

- Portuguese



S

- Spanish



The FAO Technical Papers are available through the authorized FAO Sales Agents or directly from Sales and Marketing Group, FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy.

This report represents a collection of papers dealing with low-impact forest practices, guidelines and codes on forest operations and engineering. The papers were presented at the Meeting of Experts on Forest Practices held in Feldafing, Germany in 1994. FAO organized the meeting to exchange Information and experience on environmentally sound forest harvesting and engineering to enhance the protection, sustainable management and conservation of forests and rehabilitation of degraded areas and to promote the efficient utilization of wood and non-wood forest products. This report and the recently published FAO model code on forest harvesting practice are intended primarily to serve as reference materials to promote forest harvesting practices that will improve standards of utilization, reduce environmental impacts and ensure that forests are sustained for future generations as well as to improve the economic and social contributions of forestry as a component of sustainable development

ISBN 92-5-103923-2

ISSN 0258-6150

M-30

W3646E/1/12.96/1500


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