The Future of Plantation Forests and Forest-Based Industry in Indonesia
The author explores the historical development of plantation forests in Indonesia and then concludes that a stable governmental framework is crucial to facilitate sustainable plantation forest development. He also highlights the importance of cooperation with the processing industry and the alignment of the latter to potential markets.
Conclusions & Takeaways
While natural forests decline, the author points out the potential of plantation forests to ease pressure on natural forests and to satisfy the growing market demand for pulp and timber products. Potential measures to address constraints for plantation forests are consistent monitoring, research and development, the formulation of transparent policies and a strong institutional support which includes stakeholder participation.
Aruan, Aulia L. P., 2004, The future of plantation forests and forest based industry in Indonesia. U S Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-GTR
- Ministry of Forestry Republic of Indonesia (GTZ-SMCP), Jakarta, Indonesia.