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Peruvian Amazon: Development of Tropical Timber Resources by Local Communities

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dc.contributor.author Southgate, Douglas en_US
dc.contributor.author Elgegren, Jorge en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:10:45Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:10:45Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-10-26 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-10-26 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/3940
dc.description.abstract "What are the challenges involved in applying the general principle of local control over the development of tropical timber resources? Some answers to this question emerge from studying a project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), that involved natural forest management on indigenous lands in the Peruvian Amazon's Palcazu Valley. A financial analysis based on the results of recent harvests shows that the project's actual performance, after USAID support ended, has fallen well short of its projected potential. "Poor performance resulted from biased governmental policies and the premature withdrawal of outside technical experts because of guerilla activity of the Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) terrorists. Aside from depending on policy reform, sustainable forestry development can be promoted by linking forest dweller communities with private sources of marketing, production, and processing expertise." en_US
dc.subject Amazon River region en_US
dc.subject timber en_US
dc.subject natural resources en_US
dc.subject forests--tropics en_US
dc.subject community forestry en_US
dc.title Peruvian Amazon: Development of Tropical Timber Resources by Local Communities en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries EPAT/MUCIA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Peru en_US
dc.subject.sector Forestry en_US
dc.submitter.email efcastle@indiana.edu en_US

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