Strengthening Evidence-Based Forest Policy-Making. Linking Forest Monitoring with National Forest Programmes | Land Portal

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December 2014
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This paper proposes an approach to assist countries in ensuring that NFM planning more strongly meets the needs and demands of forest-related national policy processes. The approach is based on an understanding that there is a multiplicity of issues and legitimate interests related to forests that require multipurpose information systems. The approach is also based on the following two assumptions: 1) that the technical, financial and administrative design of an NFM system is based on the information needs and user requirements of various policy processes and stakeholders; and 2) that strong stakeholder involvement is needed at all stages of NFM planning and implementation.

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Forestry Economics and Policy Division
FAO, Rome (Italy). Forestry Dept
Arnold, F. E.

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