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Title Plantation politics : forest plantations in development / edited by Caroline Sargent and Stephen Bass
Published London ; Sterling, Va. : Earthscan, 2009


Description 1 online resource
Series Natural Resource Management Set
Natural Resource Management Set
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyrights Page; Original Copyrights Page; Contents; List of boxes and tables; Note on the contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Natural forest or plantation?; 3 Building from the past: forest plantations in history; 4 How much wood do we need?; 5 What about the people?; 6 Forest plantations: towards sustainable practice; 7 Conclusions; References; Index
Summary Plantations are playing an increasingly important part in the development and the economies of the South. Plantation Politics is the first book to examine their rationale and purpose, exposing the misconceptions and myths that have surrounded their role, and describing the contribution they can make to sustainable development. At their best, industrial plantations can become a major asset to local development by providing raw materials, infrastructure, employment, income and environmental and recreational services. At their worst, plantations, usually imposed from a 'top-down' perspective and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Timber -- Political aspects
Tree farms -- Planning
Forest policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Forest policy
Timber -- Political aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Sargent, Caroline
Bass, Stephen, 1958-
ISBN 9781134064700