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In the Department of Madre de Dios, Peru, the performance of concessions for chestnut extraction, established in 2000, has been contrasting both inside (Tambopata National Reserve) and outside protected areas. Based on a set of governance indicators, this paper suggests that chestnut concessions...

Author(s)
Willem, H. V.; Ingram, V. J.; Guariguata, M. R.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Infobrief, 2019, No.262, pp 12 pp.
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This paper describes the expansion of sustainable small-scale oil palm production in the Congo Basin. The recommendations given in the paper to improve the sustainability of the palm oil sector in the region include: (1) facilitating access to capital for small-scale farmers and artisanal oil mill...

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Ordway, E. M.; Sonwa, D. J.; Levang, P.; Mboringong, F.; Miaro, L., III; Naylor, R. L.; Nkongho, R. N.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
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CIFOR Infobrief, 2019, No.261, pp 8 pp.
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Participatory action research (PAR) can build the capacity of local participants to engage with other stakeholders and articulate their agenda for inclusion in discussions and development planning with policy makers and researchers. A key goal of PAR is to focus participants on the learning...

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Evans, K.; Cronkleton, P.; Addoah, T.; Zida, M.; Basefeli, S.; Afagachie, K.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Infobrief, 2019, No.254, pp 8 pp.
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We evaluated the accuracy of digital aerial photogrammetry (DAP) assessments of juvenile forest stands to determine their free to grow status following harvesting and regeneration treatments via an independent assessment. Stand-scale results obtained from DAP assessments of 29 stands (829.5 ha)...

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Reid, D. E. B.; Hagens, J.; Wojick, D.
Publisher
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough, Canada
Citation
Science and Research Technical Report - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2018, No.TR-32, pp vii + 54 pp.
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Technological improvements in remote sensing using high spatial resolution digital aerial photogrammetry (DAP) have made remote sensing a cost-effective way to assess the condition of young forest stands. Forestry professionals who review DAP-based stand assessments need to understand the strengths ...

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Reid, D. E. B.; Hagens, J.
Publisher
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough, Canada
Citation
Science and Research Technical Report - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2018, No.TR-31, pp v + 19 pp.
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Site productivity depends on environmental factors such as biotic, edaphic, and climatic conditions and in forestry is represented by site index (SI) or height at a given base age. Traditional SI equations are built on the assumption that climate remains constant. As climate is not constant and its ...

Author(s)
Sharma, M.; Parton, J.
Publisher
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough, Canada
Citation
Climate Change Research Report - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2018, No.CCRR-49, pp vii + 21 pp.
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Based on interviews with key informants and questionnaires with 420 participants and non-participants in integration contracts for oil palm production in Brazil's largest producer state, Pará, this document provides an analysis of the extent of these opportunities and risks. In doing so, the paper...

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Brandão, F.; Schoneveld, G.; Pacheco, P.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Infobrief, 2018, No.207, pp 6 pp.
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This paper proposes an overview of the development of oil palm production in Indonesia combining two levels: (i) a national and historical perspective of the development of the sector; (ii) a regional approach considering two contrasting provinces, Riau and Jambi. Starting with colonial times, the...

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Baudoin, A.; Bosc, P. M.; Bessou, C.; Levang, P.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Occasional Paper, 2017, No.219, pp v + 75 pp.
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This paper proposes an overview of the development of oil palm production in Indonesia combining two levels: (i) a national and historical perspective of the development of the sector; (ii) a regional approach considering two contrasting provinces, Riau and Jambi. Starting with colonial times, the...

Author(s)
Baudoin, A.; Bosc, P. M.; Bessou, C.; Levang, P.
Publisher
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jakarta, Indonesia
Citation
CIFOR Working Paper, 2017, No.219, pp 75 pp.
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In storm-prone climates, wind damage (windthrow) affects forest ecological processes and management planning. In the present study, we adapted the ForestGALES model to simulate windthrow in Ontario's boreal forests within a larger project to simulate the combined effects of windthrow and fire...

Author(s)
Anyomi, K.; Mitchell, S. J.; Perera, A. H.; Ouellette, M. R.
Publisher
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Peterborough, Canada
Citation
Science and Research Technical Report - Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, 2017, No.TR-17, pp iii + 21 pp.

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