© 2014

Forests and Rural Development

  • Jürgen Pretzsch
  • Dietrich Darr
  • Holm Uibrig
  • Eckhard Auch

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jürgen Pretzsch, Dietrich Darr, André Lindner, Holm Uibrig, Eckhard Auch
    Pages 1-6
  3. Dietrich Darr, Marolyn Vidaurre, Holm Uibrig, Andre Lindner, Eckhard Auch, Klaus Ackermann
    Pages 51-83
  4. Gerald Kapp, David Butler Manning
    Pages 85-110
  5. Eckhard Auch, Jürgen Pretzsch, Holm Uibrig
    Pages 111-144
  6. Peter Poschen, Merten Sievers, Asmamaw Alemu Abtew
    Pages 145-166
  7. Stephan Rist, Barbara Darr, Patrick Bottazzi
    Pages 167-204
  8. Dietrich Darr, Volker Hoffmann, Simone Helmle
    Pages 205-240
  9. Davide Pettenella, Mauro Masiero
    Pages 265-289
  10. Holm Uibrig, Andre Hilbrich, Gérard Hutter
    Pages 291-332
  11. Daniela Göhler, Benjamin Cashore, Benjamin Blom
    Pages 333-373
  12. Jürgen Pretzsch, Dietrich Darr, André Lindner, Holm Uibrig, Eckhard Auch
    Pages 375-384
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 385-393

About this book


This book provides an overview of the complex challenges and opportunities related to forest-based rural development in the tropics and subtropics. Applying a socio-ecological perspective, the book traces the changing paradigms of forestry in rural development throughout history, summarizes the major aspects of the rural development challenge in forest areas, and documents innovative approaches in fields such as land utilization, technology and organizational development, rural advisory services, financing mechanisms, participative planning, and forest governance. It brings together scholars and practitioners dealing with the topics from various theoretical and practical angles. Calling for an approach that carefully balances market forces with government intervention, the book shows that forests in rural areas have the potential to provide a solid foundation for a green global economy.


forestry land use rural development

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Pretzsch
    • 1
  • Dietrich Darr
    • 2
  • Holm Uibrig
    • 3
  • Eckhard Auch
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of International Forestry and Forest ProductsTU DresdenTharandtGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Life SciencesHochschule Rhein-WaalKleveGermany
  3. 3.Institute of International Forestry and Forest ProductsTU DresdenTharandtGermany
  4. 4.Institute of International Forestry and Forest ProductsTU DresdenTharandtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Forests and Rural Development
  • Editors Jürgen Pretzsch
    Dietrich Darr
    Holm Uibrig
    Eckhard Auch
  • Series Title Tropical Forestry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Tropical Forestry
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-41403-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50679-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-41404-6
  • Series ISSN 1614-9785
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 393
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


From the book reviews:

“This book … explores the intersection of tropical and subtropical forest management and rural development. … Due to the dense academic language of the book, it will be of most interest to those approaching the subjects of tropical forestry and rural development in an academic context. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners.” (J. L. Rhoades, Choice, Vol. 52 (3), November, 2014)