Timber-Sale Systems in the Balkan Region
As the economies of the Balkan countries evolve, their forestry sectors are also in transition. In some countries, the forest sector transformation is close to meeting government objectives, whereas in other countries, the process has just begun. The process of forest sector transition is fraught with numerous problems; some because of entrenched past practices, while others are the consequences of a lack of knowledge or vision of how to move forward. One significant challenge for all Balkan countries is the implementation of effective wood sales systems. This article presents results from research conducted on wood-sale systems found in the Balkan region and suggests recommendations for improvement. The authors suggest continuation of cooperation between Balkan governments and international organizations and institutions, strengthening mutual cooperation and understanding between governments and industry, accelerating changes in legislation, and promoting timber sale compatibility with European Union countries.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-06-01
More about this publication?
- 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.
2016 Impact Factor: 1.675 (Rank 20/64 in forestry)
Average time from submission to first decision: 39.6 days*
June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
Also published by SAF:
Other SAF Publications
- Submit a Paper
- Membership Information
- Author Guidelines
- SAF Convention Abstracts
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites