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Capacity Building for the Planning, Assessment and Systematic Observations of Forests

With Special Reference to Tropical Countries

Singh, Karan Deo

2013, XXIII, 225 p. 38 illus., 25 illus. in color.

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  • Presents an overview of methods as well as knowledge on tropical forests from an assessment perspective
  • Serves the basic needs of national planning strategies
  • Emphasizes national capacity building: How this can be achieved? Why countries should work together
This book is intended to support the forestry institutions in the tropical countries in the planning, assessment and systematic observation of forests required to fulfill their obligations as laid in international conventions such as the CBD and UNFCCC. Following the Rio Conference, a number of countries, donors and international organizations have implemented capacity-building projects with varying degrees of success. One main reason for the varying success rates seems to lie in the design of technical assistance programs, which have been formulated on the traditional lines of mainly generating forest resources information or transferring technology; whereas Agenda 21 requires fundamental changes in countries’ institutions and approaches to planning and implementing the conservation and sustainable development of forests through a process of continuing research and analysis. The book is intended to serve the basic needs of national planning strategies and international and donor support.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Country Capacity Building - Environmental Functions of Forests - National / Global Forest Assessments - South-South Cooperation - Sustainable Forestry - Tropical Forest

Related subjects » Environmental Science & Engineering - Forestry - Sustainable Development

Table of contents 

The Growing Mandate OF Forest Inventories.- Forest Inventory Problem Formulation.- Organizing the Existing Information.- Technology Transfer and Applications.- Building Capacity for Planning and Forest Assessments.- Statistical Planning.- Special Studies.- Data Collection.- Data Processing.- Report Writing.

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