Políticas ambientales

Timber production in smallholder agroforestry systems: Justifications for pro-poor forest policy in Peru
02, Feb 2016
Robin Sears, Peter Cronkleton, Matias Perez-Ojeda...

This document provides background and explanations for suggestions to modify the draft of the Regulations of the Forest and Wildlife Law (Law No. 29763). The new regulations offer possibilities to reduce the regulatory burden placed on smallholder farmers who produce and sell fast-growing timber in their farming systems.

Llevando una carga de bolaina en Pucallpa, Perú. Ernesto Benavides/CIFO
01, Feb 2016
Barbara Fraser

This is one of a series of four articles about CIFOR’s research on smallholder bolaina logging in the AmazonSmallholders risk fines to harvest timber that provides important sources of income.

En Perú, investigadores de CIFOR están estudiando cómo los pequeños productores manejan y comercializan la bolaina de sus purmas. Foto: Ernesto Benavides/CIFOR
01, Feb 2016
Barbara Fraser

This is one of a series of articles about CIFOR’s research on smallholder bolaina logging in the Amazon. From fallow fields to local markets.

Los pequeños agricultores han encontrado nichos para la venta de madera en los mercados locales, que les ayudan a complementar sus ingresos, explicó Peter Cronkleton, científico senior del Centro para la Investigación Forestal Internacional (CIFOR).
01, Feb 2016
Barbara Fraser

Smallholder farmers in the Amazon sell timber from trees that have grown on fallow fields to improve income, but such production can go unrecognized in official statistics — often because it is commercialized through informal channels, according to research.

CIFOR - Smallholder profits, policies collide in Peruvian Amazon
01, Feb 2016
Barbara Fraser

This is one of a series of articles about CIFOR’s research on smallholder bolaina logging in the Amazon. Blame for Amazon deforestation falls wrongly on smallholders who clear small fields for crops.

La demanda por bolaina se disparó en 2007, después de que un fuerte terremoto arrasara la ciudad de Pisco, en la costa sur de Perú, y los fabricantes adquirieran grandes cantidades de esa madera para la construcción de casas prefabricadas. CIFOR/Ernesto Benavides
01, Feb 2016
Barbara Fraser

This is part of a series of articles about CIFOR’s research on smallholder bolaina logging in the AmazonScientists promote farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange to improve practice and expand markets.

Midiendo árboles de bolaina en la Amazonia peruana. Foto: Ernesto Benavides-CIFOR
01, Feb 2016
Mary Menton, Peter Cronkleton

Scientists find lack of existing programs that promote community forestry or benefit local people. This article was originally published on the blog of Ecoagriculture Partners (Landscapes Blog for People, Food and Nature).

The use of pigüe (Piptocoma discolor) by smallholders in Napo, Ecuador: sustainable management of a pioneer timber species for local livelihoods
06, Aug 2015
Erazo, G.; Izurieta, J.C.; Cronkleton, P.; Larson, A...

In the Ecuadorean Amazon, the tree species pigüe (Piptocoma discolor) provides important revenues to supplement rural household incomes in times of financial need. As a pioneer species that regenerates in disturbed forest and fallows, pigüe is well suited for sustainable management. Pigüe is mostly used to produce boxes to transport fruits and vegetables in the region, playing an important role in the marketing of agricultural produce. 

Peruvian smallholder production and marketing of bolaina (Guazuma crinita), a fast-growing Amazonian timber species: call for a pro-livelihoods policy environment
06, Aug 2015
Cronkleton, P.; Larson, A.M.; Pinedo-Vasquez, M.;...

In Amazonia, certain native fast-growing timber species perform well in local smallholder management systems. Fast-growing timber from second-growth forests and fallows is an important source of income for local producers. Bolaina (Guazuma crinita) timber has an established national market. The species is an exceptional case of potentially sustainable smallholder forest management and timber production, processing and marketing. 

Community forest management in the Peruvian Amazon
06, Aug 2015
Cossío, R.; Menton, M.; Cronkleton, P.; Larson, A.M.

This review summarizes the published literature, as well as any available information provided by NGOs or project proponents, on the practice of community forest management (CFM) in the Peruvian Amazon. It provides an overview of literature related to land-use and forest management by rural populations in the Peruvian Amazon, placing this information in the broader context of the forestry sector in Peru. 

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