Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies

[Ralph Schmidt] ✓ Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies ✓ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies As the potential global impact of forest destruction and degradation becomes better understood, the link between poverty and deforestation in developing countries is of increasing concern. The authors also describe the importance of cooperation and partnerships at local, regional, and national levels in the creation of forest strategies, and they urge nations to use a locally based approach appropriate to the biology and culture of the specific geographic location. Contributors to this volume: C

Forests to Fight Poverty: Creating National Strategies

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Rating : 4.57 (955 Votes)
Asin : 0300078455
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 220 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-07-05
Language : English

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Forests to Fight Poverty offers guidelines, but no solutions A Customer Forests to Fight Poverty began with a questionnaire to United Nations Development Program resident representatives to assess the usefulness of a book outlining the interwoven problems of poverty and forest destruction. The resident representatives agreed that there is a need for such a text and provided information about the needs of smallholder farming families in their countries. It is immediately clear that no one global solution will apply to all nations. This book begins with the implication that sustaining the forest can in turn sustain the peo

As the potential global impact of forest destruction and degradation becomes better understood, the link between poverty and deforestation in developing countries is of increasing concern. The authors also describe the importance of cooperation and partnerships at local, regional, and national levels in the creation of forest strategies, and they urge nations to use a locally based approach appropriate to the biology and culture of the specific geographic location. Contributors to this volume: Charles Benbrook, Joyce K. The authors look at the relationships between forests and poverty; examine successes and failures in agroforestry, the development and maintenance of national parks, and commercialization; and assess the impact on forests of rural poor families, land ownership, and property rights. But, this can happen only if we understand and effectively manage each factor that significantly affects forests and local populations. Modern forestry techniques, the contributors show, make it possible to alleviate poverty through sustainable forest management and conservation. Berry, John C. In this clear, focused book, eminent members of the worldwide forestry community, under the auspices of the United Nations Development Programme, explore the biological, social, and economic causes of tropical deforestation and offer remedies appropriate to the biol

Joyce K. Gordon is Chairman of Interforest, LLC, a sustainable forestry consulting firm, and a founder of the Candlewood Timber Group, Inc., a sustainable forestry company with forestland and operations in Argentina. About the Author Schmidt is director of the Natural Resources Management Unit, Sustainable Energy and Environment Division, United Nations Development Programme.John C. Gordon is Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Emeritus, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; chairman, Interforest LLC; and chairman, The Candlewood Timber Group. He is also Pinchot Professor Emeritus of Forestry and Environmental Stu

He has authored, coauthored or edited over 150 papers and books, including 'Environmental Leadership: Developing Effective Skills and Styles' (Island Press) and 'Environmental Leadership Equals Essential Leadership' (Yale Press) both with Joyce Berry. Gordon is Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies Emeritus, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; chairman, Interforest LLC

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