Time for Action. Changing the gender situation in forestry. 2006. Report of the UNECE/FAO team of specialists on gender and forestry. (pdf file) FAO, Rome, 2006.
Ideas of specific masculine or feminine qualities are thus connected to certain roles, positions, tasks and professions in individuals. The perception of what is “appropriate” for men and women forms the basis for the distribution of work, the design and the evaluation of different tasks, and the criteria for promotions. Forestry is not an exception to this since it has been generally regarded as an arena mainly for men’s work, business and governance [...]
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission. 2001. Forests out of bounds: Impacts and effectiveness of logging bans in natural forests in Asia-Pacific. FAO, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.
No issue in forestry evokes such strong emotions as logging - and for good reasons. Logging provides the timber and fiber needed to satisfy the rapidly increasing demands of today’s societies. It generates billions of dollars in revenues, supports national economic and industrial development, and provides income and employment for millions of individuals. It conveys immense power and prestige to officials responsible for allocating harvesting rights and monitoring logging practices [...]
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission. 2001. Regional training strategy: supporting the implementation of the code of practice for forest harvesting in Asia-Pacific. FAO, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.
Providing training to increase the skill levels of forest harvesting operators is not a new idea. Most employees are informally instructed and learn on the job. In addition, many projects have provided training courses for field-level workers over the last decade or longer. However, most efforts have been uncoordinated and conducted in the absence of thorough needs assessments. As a result, the impact of the training has been disappointing. What has been lacking in the past is a cohesive strategy for improving forest harvesting practices through a structured and systematic approach to training and education of industry and forest agency personnel at all levels [...]
Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission. 2001. Trash or treasure? Logging and mill residues in Asia and the Pacific. FAO, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.
While forestry has come a long way, foresters in the region cannot be complacent. One reason for taking a fresh look at how we manage our forests and use wood is the high volume of wood waste or residues produced in this region. In the past, forest industries had assumed an almost infinite supply of raw materials that the region's forests provide. Today, this erroneous perception is not as common as it used to be and raw material shortages are occurring. In response, the industry has looked for resources further afield, largely neglecting a rather different approach, i.e. to explore how wood can be harvested and used more efficiently for the benefit of today's societies and future generations [...]
FAO. 1999. Road infrastructures in tropical forests. Road to development or road to destruction?
The ATIBT/FAO publication "Road Infrastructures in Tropical Forests: Road to Development or Road to Destruction?" was initiated by ATIBT in November 1997 in order to collect and assemble opinions, ideas and proposals from representatives of various concerned parties; political decision-makers, scientists, professionals and ecologists. Their opinions are exposed in this special issue. The objective of this publication is to draw the attention of the reader to the role of forest roads and the importance they play in the social and economic development of tropical forest countries and to the danger, which forest roads can present for the environmentally sound management of forest ecosystems [...]