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Report, 1998

People's options on forest land use

Ohlsson, Bo; Sandewall, Mats; Sandewall, Kajsa; Thi Bihn, Tran; Tri Chung, Vo; Quoc Hung, Pham


The series of draft and finalised Working Papers of the Sida I Sarec funded research co­ operation project "People's options on forest land use" has several objectives. In conjunction with ongoing field work, the Working Paper serves as an instrument to make available to national research institutions and other interested parties a preliminary documentation, directly related to the field work. The Working Papers are used for workshops and seminars, the objective of which is to discuss and further develop the issues considered relevant in the national and local context. They are also used as reference documents in relation to other work with the national authorities at central and local levels. The Working Papers, especially in draft form, might lack in academic standards and style and there are only scattered references to other research, but they could still serve the purpose of developing co-operation and further discussions. The authors warmly receive comments on the content. Any citation of this paper in research publications is not agreed upon at this stage without approval by the authors. In this paper, Bo Ohlsson is the author of chapter 3.3, 4.3, 5.2-5.4, 6.1-6.4 and Annex B-C. Mrs R. Kajsa Sandewall and Mrs Tran Thi Binh have written part 3.4, 4.1 and 5.5. Mats Sandewall has authored the remaining parts and he has also edited the report. Mr Pham Quoc Hung has run the final scenarios with the Area Production Model, APM. The work has been co-ordinated and greatly facilitated by Mr Vo Tri Chung. The principal researchers have discussed and are jointly responsible for the conclusions. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This paper has been prepared with the direct or indirect support and co-operation of a number of persons and organisations to whom we are sincerely grateful. We would particularly like to mention the following offices and their staff. The Forest Inventory and Planning Institute, Hanoi The Vietnamese and Swedish part of the Mountain Rural Development Programme The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development The People's Committee, Lao Cai Province The Agricultural and Rural Development Office, Lao Cai Province Muong Khuong District Ban Lau Commune The People of Lang Ha Village Sida/Sarec, which provide the funds for our work. We realise that without the generous support provided, it had not been possible to conduct our studies in a remote and sensitive area on such short notice and with the excellent arrangements that we have experienced. We have felt a sincere and positive interest from all concerned and it has greatly facilitated and stimulated our work.


forest land; land use; sustainability; shifting cultivation; migration; forest inventories; socioeconomic environment; simulation models

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Arbetsrapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning
Publisher: Institutionen för skoglig resurshushållning, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

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Forest Science

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