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Forests and Economic Development in Latin America: A Challenge for the American Forestry Profession

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Abstract:

Forest of Latin America have been ignored in the past as bases for development. They have the advantage of (1) an expanding internal market; (2) capital requirements are usually low; (3) they offer a wide range in investment ontlets: (4) labor requirements arc flexible; (5) economic linkage with the domestic economic is strong--especially with construction; (6) they may play an important role in land reform.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: George Willis Pack Professor of Resource Economics, Dept of Forestry, School of Natural Resources, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Publication date: 1965-02-01

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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