Fast-growing trees are important source of timber in domestic markets such products as wood pulp, construction materials, plywood, and furniture. These markets bring great economic benefits plantation forestry companies and factories as well as smallholder farming communities and micro-millers.
This panel will bring together scientists and stakeholders to present and exchange results and diverse experiences from research on diverse forms of management and use of fast-growing trees.
- Peruvian smallholder production and marketing of bolaina (Guazuma crinita), a fast-growing Amazonian timber species: call for a pro-livelihoods policy environment
- The use of pigüe (Piptocoma discolor) by smallholders in Napo, Ecuador: sustainable management of a pioneer timber species for local livelihoods
- From Fallow Timber to Urban Housing: Family Forestry and Tablilla Production in Peru
- Timber production in smallholder agroforestry systems: Justifications for pro-poor forest policy in Peru
- Putting back the trees: smallholder silvicultural enrichment of post-logged concession forest in Peruvian Amazonia
- A little-known big producer: Will forest policy reform in Peru support farm-forestry?
- Can farmers be forest custodians in the Amazon?
- Q&A: In the Amazon, important tree species remain ‘under the radar’
"Smallholder management of natural ecological niches for production of fast-growing endemic timbers: Examples from Western Amazonia"