chapter  5
15 Pages

Sustained and Optimal Production of Forest Products

SFM means more than ensuring the sustained production of timber or non-timber products (NTFPs) from the forest. Overall planning of forest operations, definition of sustainable yields to be harvested, monitoring the effects of management, protection of the forest from illegal activities and optimization of the range of benefits derived from the forest are all essential. This chapter focuses on:

• management planning; • sustained yield of forest products; • monitoring; • protection of the forest; • optimizing benefits from the forest.