Graphics Library >> Environment and Poverty Times #5 ... >> The importance of small fore ...

The importance of small forestry enterprises in developing countries

The importance of small forestry enterprises in developing countries

File type Download Size Language
.pdf .pdf Download 238 kb -
.png .png Download 54 kb -
.jpg .jpg Download 43 kb -
Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2008 Author: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
It is estimated that exported timber only represents 5 per cent of the wood cut in tropical forests. 10 per cent is timber used locally and the majority - 85 per cent- of wood is for fuel. While exports are generally the preserve of large scale enterprises, the domestic market is dominated by small forest enterprises. In many countries the forest sector constitutes mainly small forest enterprises - employing from 10 to 100 full-time employees. They create more than half of the jobs in the forest sector and are responsible for over 50 per cent of the government revenues. While small and medium enterprises are important for local wealth creation, at the same time local environmental accountability is strengthened as they are part of the local life.
Downloads: 301     Rating: 3
  • Trade in illegal wood products and corruption
  • Financial flows for developing countries
  • Natural resources - marine resources
  • Natural resources for pro-poor economic growth
  • Natural resources - agricultural potential
  • Natural resource - water (freshwater run-off)
  • World poverty distribution
  • Projected agriculture in 2080 due to climate change