This document provides an overview of the status of forest resources in Asia and the Pacific and their sustainable management through national forest programmes in 30 countries in the region, including new country profiles for Brunei Darussalam, Maldives and the United States of America. The update is based on information derived from a variety of sources, including country reports to the eighteenth Asia Pacific Forestry Commission meeting in Australia in May 2000. Major changes have emerged in forests and forestry policies in recent years.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2000Fiji, Bangladesh, United States of America, Samoa, Micronesia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Tonga, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Maldives, Mongolia, China, Australia, Italy, Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Palau, Nepal, Laos, Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Myanmar, Brunei Darussalam, India, Bhutan, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Americas, Asia, Northern America, Oceania
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2000Equatorial Guinea, United States of America, Nepal, Zambia, Sweden, Indonesia, Eswatini, United Kingdom, Canada, Congo, Pakistan, Finland, Cameroon, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, South Africa, Uganda, Papua New Guinea, India, Ireland, Gabon, Brazil
In many countries around the world, people living in rural areas have lower incomes and are generally less prosperous than their urban counterparts. Because of this, governments often attempt to promote rural development through the development of natural resources such as forests. This paper will attempt to describe some of the challenges of using forest resources for rural development in developing countries.
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