Plantation forestry and contract farming for pulp fibre production in North-East Thailand

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Pulp demand rising, fibre supply limited 1.   Projected demand for pulp and paper in Thailand in the coming 25 years is high, which renders rapid strengt­hening of country's own pulp mill­ing capacity na­tionally well justified.  Remark­able increment in pulp supply can be met only with planted trees, through plantations and contract farming.  The …

Rise of sustainable smallholder forestry in Ethiopia

”As much land as a man tills, plants, improves, cultivates, and can use the product of, so much is his property” (John Locke 1690, Sect 32.) Forestry in Ethiopia has been unsustainable for hundreds, even thousands of years. Unsustainable forestry has been the main reason for erosion, which on the other hand has been the …