This policy brief stresses that institutional frameworks that fail to provide incentives to invest in forest management and a succession of high-level national and international priorities in forestry mean that field-level activities are often overlooked. The health and vitality of forests in the Asia-Pacific region and their productivity are often compromised as a result. The document highlights that, with demands on forests increasing and climate change threatening, efforts to maintain ecosystem services and benefits from forests should focus attention on effective management at the field level.

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Organization: FAO, Asian Development Bank, International Tropical Timber Organization, UK Department for International Development, Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation

Topics: Forestry, Ecosystems, Governance – General, Governance – Territorial and Local

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2012

Language: English