This brief gives an overview of how using standing teak as a collateral asset for obtaining loans from banks and credit institutions can create opportunities for smallholder farmers as well discussions on the implementation of reforms covering provincial forest tenure and forest asset mortgaging in China that offers a number of best practices and challenges that can be considered in the impleme
This comprehensive report is a review of the ‘Strengthening Sustainable Forest Management and Bioenergy Markets to Promote Environmental Sustainability and to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cambodia’ (SFM) project, summarizing the technical reports prepared by the individuals and organizations involved.
This report gives an overview of the Woodfuel Integrated Supply/Demand Overview Mapping (WISDOM) analysis carrried out under the Sustainable Forest Management and Bio-Energy Markets to Promote Environmental Sustainability and to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cambodia (SFM) project in order to understand the viability of fuelwoodbased businesses in its target community forest (CF) sites and
Agricultural tractors with attached winches, grapple tongues and log trailers with cranes are the key machines for small-scale forestry work in developed countries. In the near future, a similar role is also foreseen in small-scale community forestry work in Asia and the Pacific.
Mobile motor winches play an important role in forest harvesting. They are used in situations where winches mounted on tractors and forwarders cannot reach logs or other objects to be moved.
Hand tools are the most commonly used for subsistence or household use when harvesting bamboo or fuelwood. Axes, two-man handsaws and other hand tools are presented and discussed in this factsheet.
This brief outlines the lessons learned from developing CF-MPs and business plans for 30 community forestry sites in Cambodia, trial of three Alternative CF Modalities (ACFMs): Community Conservation Forestry, Community-based Production Forestry and Partnership Forestry; and implementation of four Commune Land Use Plans (CLUPs).
This brief reviews a teak tree valuation methodology that attempts to ameliorate the risks inherent to borrowers and banks as well to ensure that community forestry principles and aims to improve livelihoods and capabilities are adaptable to existing social and economic pressures.
The report describes the process of developing a certificate that is issued by the Lao PDR government to recognize user rights over one rotation period and to facilitate the legal harvesting and transport of timber from teak plantations. Financial valuation was added to the certificates to test the possibility of using standing timber value as loan collateral in local microfinance schemes.