Financial evaluation and implications of sawing recovery of chainsaws and mini-bandsaws in smallholder timber processing

Cedamon, E., Harrison, S. R. and Herbohn, J. L. (2009). Financial evaluation and implications of sawing recovery of chainsaws and mini-bandsaws in smallholder timber processing. In: S. R. Harrison, A. Bosch, J. L. Herbohn and E. Mangaoang, Proceedings from the ASEM/2003/052 End-of-Project Workshop. ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project, ASEM/2003/052, Improving Financial Returns to Smallholder Tree Farmers in the Philippines, End-of-Project Workshop, Sabin Resort Hotel, Ormoc City, Leyte, the Philippines, (59-65). 11-12 February, 2009.

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Author Cedamon, E.
Harrison, S. R.
Herbohn, J. L.
Title of paper Financial evaluation and implications of sawing recovery of chainsaws and mini-bandsaws in smallholder timber processing
Conference name ACIAR Smallholder Forestry Project, ASEM/2003/052, Improving Financial Returns to Smallholder Tree Farmers in the Philippines, End-of-Project Workshop
Conference location Sabin Resort Hotel, Ormoc City, Leyte, the Philippines
Conference dates 11-12 February, 2009
Proceedings title Proceedings from the ASEM/2003/052 End-of-Project Workshop
Place of Publication Gatton, Qld, Australia
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9781864999471
Editor S. R. Harrison
A. Bosch
J. L. Herbohn
E. Mangaoang
Start page 59
End page 65
Total pages 7
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A trial was conducted in late 2008 and early 2009 to compare the sawing recovery rate using chainsaws and mini-bandsaws in small-scale timber processing on Leyte Island, the Philippines. The sawing recovery rate for chainsawing was found to be 39% while that for the mini-bandsaw was 52%. The financial feasibility of using both saws in processing timber from smallholder tree farms on the island as well as its policy implications are evaluated in this paper. The net revenue of small-scale sawn timber processing is PhP873/m3 from chainsawing and PhP1895/ m3 for bandsawing. Profitability of sawn timber processing was found to be highly sensitive to sawing recovery rate and therefore both the use of saws with a smaller kerf and training of the saw operators are recommended. Profitability was also found to be highly sensitive to haulage distance of sawn timber. Negative returns were predicted for a hauling distance of more than 2.25 km and 3 km for chainsawn timber processing and bandsaw milling, respectively. It is recommended that farmers, extension agents at local government units and Foresters of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) should consider road access in forestry promotion if tree farming is oriented towards the sawn-timber market.
Subjects 070501 Agroforestry
820103 Integration of Farm and Forestry
EX
Keyword Sawing recovery rates
Chainsaws
Mini-bandsaws
Smallholder timber processing
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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Collection: School of Agriculture and Food Sciences
 
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