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
ISBN 10: 0128041226
ISBN 13: 9780128041222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Policy Economics and Markets in Zambia Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 9251334749
ISBN 13: 9789251334744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable bioenergy potential in Zambia Book Review:

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
ISBN 10: 3030501043
ISBN 13: 9783030501044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Zambezi River Basin

The Zambezi River Basin
Author: Jonathan Lautze,Zebediah Phiri,Vladimir Smakhtin,Davison Saruchera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN 10: 1315282038
ISBN 13: 9781315282039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zambezi River Basin Book Review:

The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin’s economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.

World Forests Markets and Policies

World Forests  Markets and Policies
Author: Matti Palo,J. Uusivuori,G. Mery
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 490
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401006644
ISBN 13: 9789401006644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Forests Markets and Policies Book Review:

In the 1990s the world community has arrived at a particularly in developing countries and in econo historical turning point. Global issues- the decline mies in transition. These three organizations have of biological diversity, climate change, the fate of different backgrounds and focuses, but have found forest peoples, fresh water scarcity, desertification, it relevant and rewarding to their core operations to deforestation and forest degradation - have come collaborate in WFSE activities. The intention of to dominate the public and political debate about these organizations is to continue supporting the forestry. In the economic sphere, forest industries WFSE research and developing the mutual collab have assumed global dimensions. oration. The World Forests, Society and Environment In the year 2000,WFSE took on anewchallenge, Research Program (WFSE) is a response by the re extending its research network to involve five new searchcommunity to thisglobalization. The WFSE Associate Partners: the Center for International slogan 'Globalization calls for global research' re Forestry Research (CIFOR) in Indonesia;the Cent flects both the means and the end of the program. er for Research and Higher Education on Natural The program is involved in promoting and execut Resources of Tropical America (CATIE) in Costa ing research in different parts of the world, and Rica; the International Centerfor Research inAgro through its publications and communications net Forestry (ICRAF) in Kenya; the World Forestry work, linking researchers worldwide.

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: 151
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9782831706078
ISBN 13: 2831706076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rural Development Abstracts

Rural Development Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105214546173
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation A Review

Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation  A Review
Author: David Kaimowitz,Arild Angelsen
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 979876417X
ISBN 13: 9789798764172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Models of Tropical Deforestation A Review Book Review:

Types of economic deforestation models. Household and firm-level models. Regional-level models. National and macro-level models. Priority areas for future research.

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
ISBN 10: 1317916131
ISBN 13: 9781317916130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecological Sustainability for Non timber Forest Products Book Review:

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.

Nature Faune journal Volume 32 Issue 1

Nature   Faune journal  Volume 32  Issue 1
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-07-26
ISBN 10: 925130632X
ISBN 13: 9789251306321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Faune journal Volume 32 Issue 1 Book Review:

This edition of Nature & Faune journal explores the science and innovations (technical, social and policy) that can support the achievement of the African dream of restoring 100 million hectares of its degraded land. Articles in this edition share experiences on challenges, opportunities and successful restoration, including farmer managed natural regeneration, improved management of smallholder woodlots, reforestation, evergreen agriculture with intercropped trees, and associated sustainable land management practices such as water harvesting and erosion control. Africa’s Great Green Wall is presented in this edition as a transformative model for rural communities’ sustainable development. In particular the lessons learned from the “Action Against Desertification” programme funded by the European Union and implemented by FAO with partner countries and organizations, are discussed, paving a way towards the implementation of African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative. Initiatives to address land degradation and desertification trends in Africa, promote sustainable land management, and restoration of degraded forests and landscapes include Africa’s Great Green Wall initiative, and 2016’s African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative – AFR100. Most of the articles dwelt on how efforts to this end are being pursued.

Forestry Policies of Selected Countries in Africa

Forestry Policies of Selected Countries in Africa
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 566
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9789250039251
ISBN 13: 9250039255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forestry Policies of Selected Countries in Africa Book Review:

Proceedings of a Regional Expert Consultation on Forestry Policies in Africa, Accra, Ghana, October 1995. Parallel texts in English & French

Policies and Governance Structures in Woodlands of Southern Africa

Policies and Governance Structures in Woodlands of Southern Africa
Author: Godwin S. Kowero,Bruce Morgan Campbell,Ussif Rashid Sumaila
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9793361220
ISBN 13: 9789793361222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Making Forest Policy Work

Making Forest Policy Work
Author: A.I. Fraser
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781402010880
ISBN 13: 1402010885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Forest Policy Work Book Review:

Policy issues relating to forestry have been the subject of much debate in recent years, and many countries and international agencies have recently, or are currently in the process, of revising their policies for forestry. Much of this debate has implied that previous policies have failed or been much less successful than had been hoped. There is a tendency to think of policy as a matter for governments, but it is now more widely appreciated that all shareholders in the forestry sector have a legitimate interest in both the policy objectives and the means that will be used to implement it. This book is mainly concerned with the process of developing policy and the subsequent implementation, than in specific content, though many of the important issues which policies must address are discussed. It is based on a review of many case studies with which the author has been personally involved over the past 40 years.

Small scale Woodland based Enterprises with Outstanding Economic Potential

Small scale Woodland based Enterprises with Outstanding Economic Potential
Author: Gun Mickels-Kokwe
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9792446737
ISBN 13: 9789792446739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest Policy for Private Forestry

Forest Policy for Private Forestry
Author: Lawrence Dale Teeter,Benjamin William Cashore,Daowei Zhang
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2002-12-06
ISBN 10: 9780851997759
ISBN 13: 0851997759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Policy for Private Forestry Book Review:

Annotation. There is currently great concern about the sustainability of forestry and the contribution of private forestry towards this aim. The need to better understand the impact of different policy choices on private forestry has never been more important. This book includes a selection of peer-reviewed papers from a conference held in Atlanta in March 2001.

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services
Author: Marion Potschin,Roy Haines-Young,Robert Fish,R. Kerry Turner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2016-01-22
ISBN 10: 1317687035
ISBN 13: 9781317687030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Ecosystem Services Book Review:

The idea that nature provides services to people is one of the most powerful concepts to have emerged over the last two decades. It is shaping our understanding of the role that biodiverse ecosystems play in the environment and their benefits for humankind. As a result, there is a growing interest in operational and methodological issues surrounding ecosystem services amongst environmental managers, and many institutions are now developing teaching programmes to equip the next generation with the skills needed to apply the concepts more effectively. This handbook provides a comprehensive reference text on ecosystem services, integrating natural and social science (including economics). Collectively the chapters, written by the world's leading authorities, demonstrate the importance of biodiversity for people, policy and practice. They also show how the value of ecosystems to society can be expressed in monetary and non-monetary terms, so that the environment can be better taken into account in decision making. The significance of the ecosystem service paradigm is that it helps us redefine and better communicate the relationships between people and nature. It is shown how these are essential to resolving challenges such as sustainable development and poverty reduction, and the creation of a green economy in developing and developed world contexts.

Rural Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development

Rural Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development
Author: Farai Kapfudzaruwa,Shogo Kudo,Kanako Matsuyama,Doreen Ingosan Allasiw
Publsiher: Spears Media Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-05-11
ISBN 10: 1942876580
ISBN 13: 9781942876588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rural Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development Book Review:

This volume picks up from where a previously edited title in this book series - Rural-Urban Linkages and Sustainable Development in Africa (2018) left off, by presenting nine new case studies from various parts of the African continent. These cases illustrate the complex and multifaceted interactions between cities and rural areas, through the flow of resources, people, capital, information, and goods which directly impact the sustainable development of these concerned areas. Contributions are drawn from young faculty and graduates from the three master’s programmes in Sustainable Urban Development, Sustainable Integrated Rural Development and Mining and Mineral Resources, coordinated by the eight partner African universities who make up the Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA) initiative. The volume is part of the ESDA book series that serves primarily as undergraduate and graduate instruction materials for courses on sustainable development in Africa. It also aims to inform policy initiatives on development issues on the continent.

Economic Titles abstracts

Economic Titles abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054473718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Issues in Sector Economics 2013 Edition

Issues in Sector Economics  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1490108114
ISBN 13: 9781490108117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Sector Economics 2013 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Sector Economics / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Agricultural Economics. The editors have built Issues in Sector Economics: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Agricultural Economics in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Sector Economics: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Why Forests Why Now

Why Forests  Why Now
Author: Frances Seymour,Jonah Busch
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2016-12-27
ISBN 10: 1933286865
ISBN 13: 9781933286860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Forests Why Now Book Review:

Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort over the next five years to reverse tropical deforestation. Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest evidence on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decisionmakers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.