state forests

5 February 2017

A afirmação não é novidade. Qualquer cidadão que acompanhe, com pesar, o triste avanço da monocultura de eucalipto sobre todo o território do Espírito Santo, sabe que o Instituto de Defesa Agropecuária e Florestal do Espírito Santo (Idaf) tem sido o bode expiatório de toda uma cultura anacrônica, insustentável e antidemocrática, que permanece entre os gestores públicos do Espírito Santo ainda nos dias de hoje, apesar das maquiagens verdes que se pretende impingir nos discursos, publicidades e justificativas de programas ambientais.

3 February 2017

O período de discussão pública da Reforma da Floresta terminou no passado dia 31 de janeiro. De acordo com o Ministério da Agricultura, foram recebidas cerca de 600 participações por escrito, metade das quais “foram remetidas por produtores e operadores florestais, associações e organizações representativas do setor, confederações agrícolas e organizações ambientalistas” e outras tantas por “cidadãos, municípios e especialistas académicos”.

Reports & Research
November 2016

En Puerto Esperanza, capital de Purús, pobladores locales crearon en 2006 la Asociación Manejo de Bosques Sin Fronteras – Río La Novia MABOSINFRON, con el objetivo de conservar un bosque primario cercano a sus cultivos agrícolas en un sector en peligro por la tala ilegal y el uso inadecuado de sus recursos. En 2012, recibieron en concesión por diez años 6,718.80 hectáreas de bosques.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2016

During revolution and national unification, Vietnamese government nationalized agricultural and forest land throughout the country. While agricultural land was de-collectivized in the Doi moi reforms since mid-1980s, the majority of forest and forest land has continued to be managed by state enterprises. For members of Vietnam’s 53 recognized ethnic minority groups, the formation of state-owned forest enterprises (SFEs) has meant the end of customary tenure arrangements, leading to exclusion from traditional lands used for agriculture, hunting, and collection of non-timber forest products.

September 2014

Dry tropical woodlands provide around 80
percent of the energy needs of both urban and rural
populations in Africa and are of similar importance on a
more localized scale in other areas. They also provide
livestock fodder, building poles and many of the daily needs
of the rural people living in and around them. Concern about
the degradation and depletion of these woodlands date back a
long time. Large numbers of woodfuel projects were launched

June 2013

The report contributes to the debate
surrounding land use in the Brazilian Amazon. It sets the
context by reviewing the evidence concerning the deleterious
effect of increasing levels of rainfall on agricultural
settlement, and productivity. Next, it compares the economic
future of an Amazonian community, under the traditional
"predatory logging followed by ranching" model,
and under sustainable logging. Last, the authors investigate

September 2013

This Policy Note discusses the status of
Forestry in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) of
the Bank. The Policy Note is a product of the FAO Investment
Center in Rome, the International Food Policy Research
Institute (IFPRI) and the Bank. Experience in natural
resource management shows that to adequately address
sustainable development, solutions must go beyond any single
sector, and be cross-sectoral. They must also go beyond