Research need from Focus Group: Characterisation of existing collective approaches effectively improving forest management in a context of climate change
Climate and climate change
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This need for research has been identified in FG24 on "forest practices and climate change", If you want to know more about it, check the final report of the Focus Group.
In the case of very fragmented small forest holdings, climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies may be implemented through forest cooperatives or other collaborative efforts. Due to scaling-up effect, an efficient wood production/carbon sequestration in the multitude of small holdings could provide a considerable contribution to rural livelihood and employment, not to mention biodiversity. Also, when small units are managed together, marketing, silvicultural work and all management needs may be more effective and efficient. In several countries therefore, forest management associations or cooperatives are supporting forest owners in practical forestry issues, from seedling provision to forest management or selling the wood . Furthermore, climate related issues can be integrated into other training activities on forest management and silvicultural practices.
However, there's a big difference in the success of these collective approaches and while in some countries they're very effective in other areas their impact is much lower. Therefore, what's needed for making these cooperations successful?