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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Trends in Area of Productive Forest Plantations
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
In 2005, 2.8 per cent of total global
forest cover was made up of productive
forest plantations, amounting to
an area of approximately 110 million
hectares (FAO 2006a). According to the FAO, there was an
increase of approximately 40 per cent
in the area of the world’s forests plantations
with productive functions in
the 15 years from 1990. Studies indicate
that this growth – a marked trend
in recent years – is set to continue (e.g.,
MA 2005; Down to Earth 2006).