Compiling Market and Other Financial Data on Smallholder Forestry in Leyte, the Philippines

Cedamon, Edwin, Harrison, Steve, Herbohn, John and Mangaoang, Eduardo (2011) Compiling Market and Other Financial Data on Smallholder Forestry in Leyte, the Philippines. Small-Scale Forestry, 10 2: 149-162. doi:10.1007/s11842-010-9115-1

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Author Cedamon, Edwin
Harrison, Steve
Herbohn, John
Mangaoang, Eduardo
Title Compiling Market and Other Financial Data on Smallholder Forestry in Leyte, the Philippines
Journal name Small-Scale Forestry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1873-7617
Publication date 2011-06-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11842-010-9115-1
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 149
End page 162
Total pages 14
Editor J. Herbohn
Stephen R. Harrison
John Bliss
Heimo Karpinnen
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Language eng
Subject D Environment
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
0705 Forestry Sciences
070504 Forestry Management and Environment
Formatted abstract
Data collection and maintenance of databases concerning smallholder forestry presents special problems in developing countries. This paper examines forestry data collection experiences in a series of research projects in Leyte, Philippines, supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, and the prospects for developing forestry accounting networks. A variety of financial data have been collected in relation to seedling production, plantation performance and timber marketing. Seedling production cost and revenue data have been obtained through snapshot surveys conducted in 2002 and 2008, and repeated attempts have been made to estimate financial returns from growing the most popular tree species. Diverse sources have been identified for timber market information. On the supply side, these include government records of registered plantations, obtaining inventory data from barangay (community) leaders, and reporting information about timber available for harvest on community notice boards. On the demand side, official records of registered timber merchants have been accessed, a detailed survey of timber processors has been conducted, and estimates are being made of apparent per capita timber consumption by district. Experiences in the Philippines reinforce that the potential for forestry accounting networks is limited by the resource-constrained situations of developing countries, placing greater reliance on one-off surveys. Use of pre-existing local networks and institutional structures offers potential for routine collection of forestry data, such as through barangay (village) leaders in the Philippines.
© Steve Harrison, John Herbohn 2010
Keyword Timber inventory
Tree registration
Tree farm
Whiteboard trial
Barangay data
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 4 May 2010.

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