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Tree resources in Northern Thailand: Local stakeholders and national policy

Tree resources in Northern Thailand: Local stakeholders and national policy

Chan, Man-Kwun (1995) Tree resources in Northern Thailand: Local stakeholders and national policy. Natural Resources Institute, Chatham, UK. ISBN 0859544036

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Abstract

This report is the result of four months of research carried out in Northern Thailand and forms the intermediate phase of the Natural Resources Institute (Overseas Development Administration) research programme entitled Tree Resources and Environmental Policy: Stakeholders and Trade-oHs. In the first two chapters, the research objectives and programme of work are described in detail. The main aim was to determine the issues involved in formulating fair, workable management policies for forests and forest resources in general, using Northern Thailand as an example. This was to be achieved in collaboration with Thai universities and other institutions, notably the Royal Project Foundation and the Highland Agricultural Development Division (HADD), and by interviews and discussions with local forest dwellers at one end of the spectrum and government officials at the other. In the third chapter, details of the geography, economy, agriculture, population and tree resources of Northern Thailand are given, and in chapter four, past, present and future forest management policies are discussed; particular attention is paid to the Thai Forestry Sector Master Plan which was formulated in 1990. The work of the Royal Project and the HADD is summarized in chapter five and in chapter six, a comprehensive report of a case study undertaken in Mae Pam (Chiang Mai province) is presented; this includes details of the local geography, socio-economy and tree resources, and of the conflicts which arise between different ethnic groups over resource scarcity. Much attention is paid to the ways in which the people who live and work in the forest perceive their environment and the changes which are taking place within it. Recommendations for future management policies and future research are made in the concluding chapter.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: © Crown copyright 1995
Uncontrolled Keywords: forest resources, stakeholder analysis, tree resources, forest management, agroforestry, sustainability, environmental policy, stakeholder, socio-economic, farmer, logging, Thailand
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
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Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 09:00
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12226

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