Sustainable Forestry Challenges for Developing Countries

  • Matti Palo
  • Gerardo Mery

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Global Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Erkki Viitanen
      Pages 15-26
    3. Matti Palo, Erkki Lehto
      Pages 27-61
    4. Pentti Hakkila
      Pages 63-76
  3. Tropical Asia

  4. Latin America

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Matti Palo, Gerardo Mery, Erkki Lehto
      Pages 199-228
    3. Simo Laakkonen
      Pages 229-247
    4. Martin Aguerre, Gerardo Denegri
      Pages 275-288
  5. Tropical Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. Eshetu Yirdaw
      Pages 291-310
    3. Ari Siiriäinen
      Pages 311-326
    4. Matti Palo, Eshetu Yirdaw
      Pages 343-357
    5. Olavi Luukkanen
      Pages 359-369
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-387

About this book


This book is an outcome of a research project on "Sustainable Forestry and the Environment in Developing Countries". The project has been run by Metsantutki­ muslaitos METLA -the Finnish Forest Research Institute since 1987 and will be completed this year. A major output by this project has so far been a report in three volumes on "Deforestation or development in the Third World?" The purpose of our multidisciplinary research project is to generate new knowl­ edge about the causes of deforestation, its scenarios and consequences. More knowledge is needed for more effective, efficient and equitable public policy, both at the national and intemationallevels in supporting sustainable forestry in develop­ ing countries. Our project has specifically focused on 90 tropical countries as one group and on three subgroups by continents, as well as the three case study countries, the Philippines, Ethiopia and Chile. The University of Joensuu has been our active partner in the Philippine study. We have complemented the three cases by the analyzes of Brazil and Indonesia, the two largest tropical forest-owning countries. Some other interesting country studies were annexed to complement our book both by geography and expertise. The United Nations University, World Institute for Development Economics Research, UNUIWIDER in Helsinki Finland has also been partly engaged. Most of the results from its project on "The Forest in the South and North in Context of Global Warming" will, however, be published later in a separate book.


Conservation Deforestation Environmental economics Plantation Rainforest Silviculture development forest forest policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Matti Palo
    • 1
  • Gerardo Mery
    • 1
  1. 1.Finnish Forest Research InstituteHelsinkiFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7211-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1588-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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