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Forests and Rural Development

  • Presents major theoretical concepts and gives an overview on the evolution of the development paradigms during the last decades
  • Describes the present state of various elements of rural life and shows the implication and challenges for development
  • Presents innovative solutions and approaches of how forests can drive development, both theoretically and based on practical case studies

Series: Tropical Forestry Volume: 9

By: Jürgen Pretzsch(Editor), Dietrich Darr(Editor), Holm Uibrig(Editor), Eckhard Auch(Editor)

406 pages, 18 colour & 37 b/w illustrations, 19 tables


Hardback | Dec 2013 | #210537 | ISBN-13: 9783642414039
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About this book

Forests and Rural Development 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, Forests and Rural Development 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, Forests and Rural Development shows that forests in rural areas have the potential to provide a solid foundation for a green global economy.


- Introduction
- Paradigms
- The Challenges Facing Forest-Based Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics
- Land Management Systems at the Interface Between Forestry and Agriculture
- Organizational Changes in Forest Management
- Creating Rural Employment and Generating Income in Forest-Based Value Chains
- At the Interface of Culture, Development and Forests: Insights from Bolivia and Kenya
- Extension Services for Rural Development
- Payment Schemes for Environmental Services - Challenges and Pitfalls with Respect to Effectiveness, Efficiency and Equity
- Financing Forests for Rural Development
- Land Use Planning for Sustainable Forestry
- Forest Governance and Sustainable Rural Development
- Prospects for Forest-Based Rural Development

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