Forest Policy Economics and Markets in Zambia

Forest Policy  Economics  and Markets in Zambia
Author: Philimon Ng'andwe,Jacob Mwitwa,Ambayeba Muimba-Kankolongo
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2015-08-20
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780128041222

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This book is the result of over ten years of field research across Zambia. It covers the production and diverse uses of wood and non-wood forest products in different parts of Zambia. Although a short format, it is a multi-contributed work. It starts an overview of the forestry sector, and covers more specific areas like production, markets and trade of wood and non-wood products; the role of non-wood forest products in the livelihood of the local population, the contribution of the forestry sector to Zambia’s overall economy and reviews of efforts to strategically utilize these resources for local economic, and sustainable, development. A concise reference to understand key wood products, market dynamics, and role of forests in a developing nation A useful guide for corporations, consultants, NGOs and international research organizations involved with sustainable development in Zambia as well as other nations in the SADC

Sustainable bioenergy potential in Zambia

Sustainable bioenergy potential in Zambia
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ,Ministry of Energy of Zambia
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-04-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9789251334744

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Zambia is richly endowed with a wide range of biomass sources including woodlands, forests, agricultural residues and livestock waste. Biomass energy contributes supplies over 70 percent of the country’s energy needs. Due to the current extraction and consumption methods, the use of biomass energy has been linked with detrimental environmental effects such as deforestation and forest degradation as well as climate change, due to the loss of carbon sinks. Inefficient utilisation of biomass contributes significantly to deforestation which is estimated at between 79 000 – 150 000 ha per year, and negatively affects the health and income of rural households that depend on forest products for their livelihoods. Sustainable bioenergy strategies and alternative bioenergy solutions need to be defined and integrated into current efforts of the country to increase stable and sustainable access to energy. This report assesses the country context and defines which bioenergy options can be viable considering a number of solutions for electricity production, cooking fuels and transport fuels at the provincial and district level. Possible options originating from crop residues, livestock residues and forest plantation harvesting residues are identified, having netted out agriculture and forestry needs. The assessment now needs to be followed by local verification and investment to deploy an initial set of bioenergy projects and test the findings on the ground.

Miombo Woodlands in a Changing Environment Securing the Resilience and Sustainability of People and Woodlands

Miombo Woodlands in a Changing Environment  Securing the Resilience and Sustainability of People and Woodlands
Author: Natasha S. Ribeiro,Yemi Katerere,Paxie W. Chirwa,Isla M. Grundy
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2020-09-16
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030501044

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Based on work by the Miombo Network in southern Africa, this book helps decision-makers and general readers alike improve their understanding of the socio-ecology of the Miombo woodlands across southern Africa. It also highlights the importance of and the need for further research on the unique Miombo ecology and its link with economic development. One major challenge facing these woodlands is the influence that direct (both natural and anthropogenic) and indirect drivers of change, as well as interactions between these, have had over the centuries. As such the book explores the socio-economic and ecological interactions that occur in these woodlands and discusses the need for further research to provide a better understanding of these interactions. Drawing on data and information from numerous studies conducted in the last 20 years, the book presents a comparative analysis of policy changes and management experiences in the countries concerned. It also addresses issues of global climate change, since they have an impact on Miombo ecosystem management and restoration, and provides future projections based on an assessment of how climate change has affected the Miombo woodlands in the past.

Economic Aspects of Community Involvement in Sustainable Forest Management in Eastern and Southern Africa

Economic Aspects of Community Involvement in Sustainable Forest Management in Eastern and Southern Africa
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001
Genre: Forest management
ISBN: 2831706076

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Examines whether forest management regimes in the region have actually provided communities with sufficient economic benefits to make them willing and able to conserve and to use sustainable forest resources in the course of their production and consumption activities.

Forest Economics and Policy Analysis

Forest Economics and Policy Analysis
Author: William F. Hyde,David H. Newman,Roger A. Sedjo
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 108
Release: 1991
Genre: Forest and Forestry
ISBN: MINN:31951D00519411K

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This paper identifies the essential features of the forestry economics literature emphasizing what is different about forestry and what are forestry's important features for project and program analysis. The important conclusion, is that economic tools are both available and appropriate for the analysis of a wide range of forest policy problems. The report is divided into two parts. The characteristics that received special attention in the first part are the embodiment of both productive capital and final output in any standing forest inventory, and the long time periods that often distinguish forest production. A third distinguishing characteristics is the joint production nature of many forest resource services. The second part of the paper visits seven special topics that are important to forestry and economic development: (1) timber production; (2) smallholder forest management; (3) forestry research, education, and extension; (4) tenure; (5) policy spillovers from other sectors of the economy that can substantially alter forests and forestland management; (6) non-timber multiple use values; and (7) deforestation, timber famine or its counter, sustainable forest management.

Ecological Sustainability for Non timber Forest Products

Ecological Sustainability for Non timber Forest Products
Author: Charlie M. Shackleton,Ashok K. Pandey,Tamara Ticktin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-03-24
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781317916130

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There is growing knowledge about and appreciation of the importance of Non-timber Forest Products (NTFPs) to rural livelihoods in developing countries, and to a lesser extent, developed countries. However, there is also an assumption on the part of policy-makers that any harvesting of wild animal or plant products from the forests and other natural and modified ecosystems must be detrimental to the long-term viability of target populations and species. This book challenges this idea and shows that while examples of such negative impacts certainly exist, there are also many examples of sustainable harvesting systems for NTFPs. The chapters review and present coherent and scientifically sound information and case studies on the ecologically sustainable use of NTFPs. They also outline a general interdisciplinary approach for assessing the sustainability of NTFP harvesting systems at different scales. A wide range of case studies is included from Africa, Asia and South America, using plant and animal products for food, crafts, textiles, medicines and cosmetics.

Responsible Management in Emerging Markets

Responsible Management in Emerging Markets
Author: Eric Kwame Adae,John Paul Basewe Kosiba,Robert Ebo Hinson,Kojo Kakra Twum,Nathaniel Newman,Francis Fonyee Nutsugah
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2021-10-30
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9783030765637

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Responsible Management in Emerging Markets: A Multisectoral Focus is in response to the dearth of literature on responsible management in emerging economies. It discusses diverse themes at the intersection of corporate social responsibility (CSR), green business (marketing) and sustainability management, with the view to addressing some begging issues in responsible management. Hinged on the centrality of SDG 12 (responsible production and consumption), this volume focusses on how businesses, nations, and continents across the globe can actualize a sustainable paradigm, now and in the future. It offers fresh theoretical, policy, and managerial insights into the complex processes and relationships that mediate businesses’ ability to deliver on their social development promise, through sustainability and green initiatives. This book discusses some forward and backward linkages between the emerging economy context and responsible management. Featuring cognate topics on CSR, green marketing, green fashion and green entrepreneurship, it offers a Sustainable Development Roadmap (SDR) that is applicable for businesses in emerging economies. This volume is a valuable resource for professionals and academics in emerging economies who desire to understand how firms are demonstrating responsible management through green initiatives, corporate social responsibility and sustainable policies and practices.

Forest and farm producer organizations building resilience

Forest and farm producer organizations building resilience
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2021-10-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789251346013

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Forest and farm producers’ livelihoods are threatened by a complex risk context, where environmental change is accelerating (climate change, degradation of natural resources) and chronic and episodic stressors and disturbances (poverty, pests, economic shocks) are occurring outside of the range of past experience. Forest and farm producers’ livelihood systems are characterized by small-scale farms and woodlots, direct dependence on natural resources, and smallholder value chains extending over larger landscapes. Building the resilience of these systems and their functions requires i) improving the short- and long-term viability of livelihoods through sustainability, efficiency, and profitability in production and along the value chain; ii) increasing preparedness and the capacity to act in the face of climate change and other stressors and shocks; and iii) stewarding farm ecosystems and aiming for ecological co-benefits in all actions. In addition, participatory and inclusive service landscapes and management processes are considered preconditions for all the above-mentioned domains of resilience, largely defining the long-term impact and overall success of resilience actions.