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In order to calculate an appropriate level of forest fees or levies for the forestry sector in Suriname, it is first necessary to calculate the economic rent from forest operations. Once the economic rent is determined, the government can then decide how much of this rent should be collected by...
This study aims to investigate the socioeconomic issues of a protected area and determine the income as well as participation of the local stakeholders in conservation. It was conducted at seven villages in Hamedan province in the midwest part of Iran. The results may help the conservation and maintenance of...
The objectives of the Rapid Hydrological appraisal are to assess the hydrological situation from the perspective of multiple stakeholders: local ecological knowledge (LEK), public/policymakers ecological knowledge (PEK), and hydrologist/modeler ecological knowledge (MEK). Further, the recommendation from the application of RHA is to design a realistic approach in designing a reward...
Traditional ecological knowledge is being used in powerful combination with Western science to enhance the biodiversity and cultural values of wetlands in Kakadu National Park in Australia's Northern Territory. As part of the northern Australian Burning for Biodiversity project, we are working with the Bushfire CRC and a family of traditional...
Upon request from the Governments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Kenya, Niger, Senegal and Sudan, and funded by the Government of Italy through the Trust Fund for Food Safety and Food Security, FAO supplied assistance for the execution of the Acacia Operation project. It supported food security and rural development in...
Article from Unasylva 44(172):19-24. Use of an Accident Reporting Scheme (ARS) to identify aspects of the logging operation that need investigation to reduce accident frequency and severity. Objective risks for various logging tasks, injury sites and felling and trimming situations are compared with loggers' subjective assessments of risk. Internationally, the...
Over the next decade, 50 million people may be displaced by desertification - the result of climate change and the depletion of natural resources. Action Against Desertification, an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States is implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations...
Coffee is among the most traded commodities and has major economic relevance for many coffee exporting countries. Over 125 Mio. people worldwide depend on coffee production for their livelihood. But changing climate conditions are already causing immense hardship for many of these producers. Coffee eco-systems are highly vulnerable to changing...
Colombia has an excellent opportunity to develop a national land-use strategy over the next two or three years that is supported by government, the private sector, and civil society. The likelihood of success of this strategy will be enhanced through a sustained, orchestrated commitment from donor nations that helps to maintain momentum...
Forest work is considered among the most hazardous in the world (UNEP, 2008). The International Labour Organization (ILO, 2011) recently recommended that both training and social dialogue be improved to break the vicious circle of low productivity, low wages and high accident rates that characterize the forest sector. Among...