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Policy Report
The guidelines and recommendations for promoting local participation in forest management for Indonesia, Lao P.D.R. and Far East Russia, as the outcome of the second phase research (FY2001-FY2003) of the IGES Forest Conservation Project. This guidelines and recommendations consist of (i) village action guidelines (VAG) for villagers and other...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Forest research
Currently, many researchers argue in favor of decentralization, as it facilitates more locally based and innovative forest policy. However, many local government administrations, especially those of municipalities, lack sufficient resources to function efficiently under a decentralized regime. There is an urgent need to reassess administrative...
Book Chapter

Forest Policy and People's Survival Strategy in the Postlogging Community in the Sierra Madre

In Communities at the Margins (by: Hiromitsu Umehara and Germelino M. Bautista)
Policy Report
Laos is a country in transition to a market economy, and specific features concerning the forestry sector there include (1) the development of mechanisms to implement a new legal system governing forestry, and (2) recent actions and trends in efforts to transfer the responsibility of forest management to the local people. The promotion of...
Policy Report
The aim of this interim country report is to disseminate the results of the activities from the second fiscal year of the second phase, on the Russian Far East, and to provide the basis for discussions on developing guidelines and recommendations for participatory forest management. Under the former USSR, local people were separated from forest...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecological Economics
Author:
Mihoko Shimamoto
Fumikazu Ubukata
This paper introduces the theoretical arguments for and against trade liberalization of forest products considering forest sustainability, and reports on the recent circumstances of three countries in Southeast Asia?the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia. Trade liberalization raises concerns about the negative effects on forest sustainability,...