structure of synthesis
(can be adapted to fit the country situations)
Background, Objectives of study, Study focus, Methods,
Study areas, Partners
and state of forestland degradation
(3 levels - for the country in general, then for Southern
China, and then for the provinces of interest)
Could include assessment of area, location and distribution,
direct (e.g. overlogging) and underlying causes (e.g.
decentralization) of degradation, current condition of
the land, land use and user information, legal status,
gaps in information, trends.
Sources of information: Literature
review, Analysis of Database I.
Historical overview of policies
and programs that affected forest rehabilitation
Assessment of their role and evolution as incentives or disincentives
to forest rehabilitation
History and characteristics
of rehabilitation (3 levels - for the country in general,
then for Southern China, and then for the provinces of interest)
description and analyses of key features of rehabilitation
initiatives based on the project databases
profile of rehabilitation and the underlying driving forces
success or failure and reasons why
particular rehabilitation strategies with particular conditions
or a range of conditions where they became successful
Sources of information:
Analysis of Database I and II, Literature review.
and lessons learnt
Productivity, livelihood, environmental outcomes of rehabilitation
initiatives comparing conditions pre-project to short time after
start to long term trends. Also consideration of long-term sustainability
and adoption. Relating outcomes to the underlying reasons and
potential solutions. Deriving major lessons.
Sources of information: Analysis
of Database I and II, Literature review.
Assessment of future planned efforts and their appropriateness
and potential sustainability based on lessons learnt.
Include recommendations/proposals based on lessons learnt