Case Study On Forest Management Practices For Coppice Forests In Has Municipality And Intervention To Increase Forest Value
The project “Forest for Local Economic Development (FLED)” (2014-2018) supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented by Connecting Natural Values and People (CNVP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), relates to a four year collaborative programme of communal forests and pastures capacity building and organisational strengthening.
The FLED project promotes improved decentralised decision making, planning and implementation of forests and pastures in support of more inclusive economic development. The project’s main objective is: Improved decentralised and sustainable Communal Forestry providing increased production, service and income to rural communities. This will be achieved through the following 5 outcomes:
1. Improved decentralised Forest and Pastures area management and secured property/user rights in existing and new target communes;
2. Enhanced relevance and sustainability of Forest and Pastures Users Associations (FPUAs), Regional Federation of Forest and Pastures Users and National Federation of Forest and Pastures Users;
3. Forest and Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) value chains (further) developed and strengthened;
4. Strengthening multi-objectives forest management approaches (incl. wood biomass for renewable energy and carbon sequestration) and increase understanding and acceptance to stakeholders, in particular of policy makers and regulators
5. Strengthening the institutional, policy & legal framework for forestry with special attention to governance principles such as: accountability, transparency, rule of law and participation/social inclusion
As part of the activities under outcome four, the FLED project commissioned this study on best practices in coppice forests in Has Municipality
The purpose of this activity is:
Through silivicultural intervention to show the best practices in management of coppice forests that are traditional used by the farmers...