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Economic Issues in Forestry as a Development Program in Asia

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Bromley, Daniel W.
Date: 1982
Agency: Center for Resource Policy Studies, School of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Series: Working Paper, no. 16
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4550
Sector: Forestry
Region: East Asia
Subject(s): forestry
land tenure and use
resource management
property rights
Abstract: "There are several main points to be established in what follows. First, forestry is simply another possible form of land use; it is no different--in most dimensions--from other ways in which man makes use of plants for material sustenance. Second, to the extent that forestry is different, that difference is predominantly institutional in nature rather than technical. That is, the aspect which differentiates forestry from many conventional agricultural projects is that forestry often occurs on lands over which property rights are of a different nature than they are in cultivated lands. This different institutional structure introduces an interesting dimension into the formulation, design, evaluation, implementation and operation of a forestry program."

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