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The Complex Forest: Communities, Uncertainty, & Adaptive Collaborative Management
Stock Code CIFOR0087, CIFOR 2005 Paperback 370 pages Price USD 32.00
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The Complex Forest systematically examines the theory, processes, and early outcomes of a research and management approach called adaptive collaborative management (ACM). An alternative to positivist approaches to development and conservation that assume predictability in forest management, ACM acknowledges the complexity and unpredictability inherent in any forest community and the importance of developing solutions together with the forest peoples whose lives will be most affected by the outcomes.
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Exploring Biological Diversity, Environment and Local People's Perspective in Forest Landscapes
Stock Code CIFOR0055, CIFOR 2004 Paperback 94 pages Price USD 15.00
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This document is intended for those interested in gathering natural resource information that reflects the needs of local communities in the forest-rich landscapes of the Malinau watershed in East Kalimantan ( Indonesian Borneo ).

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Forest Products, Livelihoods and Conservation Volume 1 - Asia
Stock Code CIFOR0057, CIFOR 2004 Paperback 366 pages Price USD 20.00
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This book, along with the companion volumes, presents the full set of 61 cases from Asia and Latin America. The reports are organized to present a standard set of information to support comparative analysis, but the authors also included rich detail, idiosyncrasies and analysis of issues and opportunities in their own cases.

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Riches of the Forest : fro Health, Life and Spirit in Africa
Stock Code CIFOR0056, CIFOR 2004 Paperback 116 pages Price USD 15.00
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Throughout Africa, non-timber products (NTFPs) such as plants and bush meat are in daily use, providing crucial resources for local livelihoods. Despite research that has focused on NTFPs there is still a lack of knowledge regarding the importance of these forest products.

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A Manual of Diseases of Eucalypts in South-East Asia
Stock Code CIFOR0054, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 98 pages Price USD 10.00
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This manual represents an outcome of 10 years of work by the authors in South-East Asia. It focuses on the main diseases and pathogens of eucalypts found in the region and will assist in disease diagnosis. Summaries of published work on the pathogens and recommendations for their control are provided.

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Assistance to Forestry : Experiences and Potential for Improvement
Stock Code CIFOR0045, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 120 pages Price USD 15.00
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Assistance given to forestry as Official Development Assistance (ODA) is often problematic. It is well known that commitment and ownership in developing countries are needed in order to achieve succes. The lessons learnt from past projects are seldom applied and funding agencies need to change their approach. This study argues the best way to overcome current problems is to support developing countries' own strategies for overall development or in a selected sector.

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Fast-Wood Forestry : Myths and Realities
Stock Code CIFOR0035, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 50 pages Price USD 0.00
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This title provides a comprehensive analysis of the arguments for and against fast-wood plantation. It separates fact from fiction, science from speculation, truth from misinformation. Fast-Wood Forestry explores in detail the impact of the industry on biodiversity, soil and water resources.

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La Gestion Forestal Municipal en America Latina
Stock Code CIFOR0046, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 236 pages Price USD 20.00
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Local Forest Management : The Impacts of Devolution Policies
Stock Code CIFOR0040, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 208 pages Price USD 33.00
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Local Forest Management is built around careful and illuminating case studies of the effects of devolution policies on the management of forests in several Asian countries. The studies demonstrate that devolution policies - contrary to the claims of governments - have actually increased governmental control over the management of local reources, and at a lower cost to the state.

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Municipal Forest Management in Latin America
Stock Code CIFOR0053, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 236 pages Price USD 20.00
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This book offers the result of extensive research into the issue in six Latin American countries : Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras & Guatemala. The different chapters reveal important forest management experinces promoted by the municipal governments in varied regional, national and local contexts.

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Rehabilitation of Degraded Forests to Improve Livelihoods of Poor Farmers in South China
Stock Code CIFOR0043, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 97 pages Price USD 15.00
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This report documents the results of four case studies in south China in which farmers, local officials and researchers analysed the problems of degraded forests and forest lands, and formulated options for their solution.

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Riches of the forest : Food, pices, crafts and resins of Asia
Stock Code CIFOR0050, CIFOR 2003 Paperback 115 pages Price USD 15.00
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The richness of Asia's forests is reflected in the manifold products that are part of our daily lives. This publication, apart from being entertaining to read, may help you as a demanding consumer, to make more informed choices while shopping around next time.

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