What does it take? The role of incentives in forest plantation development in Asia and the Pacific
The Asia-Pacific region has a significant amount of diverse forest cover. While many countries have experience deforestation, the remaining forests are still valued for their ecosystem services and timber products. To protect these two benefits, severa government have promoted forest plantations as a forest management strategy. This reports assess the impact of incentives on forest plantation development.
Goals & Method
The authors of this report compiled several case studies on incentives for forest plantations in countries across Asia and the Pacific.
The study found that a general blueprint for engaging non-government investors in forest plantation development does not exist and that clear and consistent policies and a favorable economic context are necessary for promoting forest plantation development.
Enters, T, Durst, P. (2004). What does it take? The role of incentives in forest plantation development in Asia and the Pacific. RAP Publication 2004/27, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Bangkok.
- FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
- Asia-Pacific Forest Commission