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Assessing small-scale forestry by data base for forest owner analysis

Berg Lejon, Solveig and Holmgren, Lina and Lidestav, Gun (2011). Assessing small-scale forestry by data base for forest owner analysis. Small-scale forestry. 10 :2 , 199-210
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11842-011-9157-z


In Sweden, as in other countries with a growing and increasingly diverse population of forest owners, there is an apparent need for more detailed quantitative data of high quality in order to describe and understand present forest conditions and predict and explain future trends. Therefore, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has developed a Data Base for Forest Owner Analysis (DBFOA) by combining existing forest measurement statistics, gathered on a regular basis by the Swedish Forest Agency since 1992, with records of the individual forest owners. The database consists of self-reported measurement statistics in terms of cuttings, cleaning, scarification and planting from about 30,000 forest management units. It includes information on the owner age, gender, residential proximity to the management unit and the extent of work undertaken by the owner. From 1999 it also indicates whether the forest is certified. This paper demonstrates the use of the database by presenting results from (1) a comparison of management practices on properties that are certified with those that are not, and (2) an examination of how the area of planting and final felling have changed from 1999 to 2006 in total and between male and female forest owners. Results from the first analysis show that the willingness to certify increases with the size of the forest property and also that harvesting activities are more frequent on certified than non-certified properties. The second analysis, show a higher ratio of final felling during 2003–2006 on properties owned by women than properties owned by men.

Authors/Creators:Berg Lejon, Solveig and Holmgren, Lina and Lidestav, Gun
Title:Assessing small-scale forestry by data base for forest owner analysis
Series Name/Journal:Small-scale forestry
Year of publishing :June 2011
Page range:199-210
Publisher:Springer Netherlands
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E20 Organization, administration and management of agricultural enterprises or farms
K Forestry > K10 Forestry production
U Auxiliary disciplines > U10 Mathematical and statistical methods
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Forest Science
Keywords:Consecutive data collection, Management behaviour, Smallscale forest owners, Sweden
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ID Code:9346
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Forest Resource Management
Deposited By: Skogsbiblioteket Umeå
Deposited On:17 Dec 2012 15:55
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:54

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