PICOTEAM is a network-organisation with nodes in Africa, Latin America and Europe
that supports efforts to bring about change and innovations for sustainable development.
|Project||Sustainable Forest Management in Latin America|
|Duration||1995 - ongoing|
|Country / Region||Brasil, Chile, Germany and Dominican Republic
|Services delivered||Planning and implementation of diverse forestry tasks in a management unit (Forst-Revier) of about 1,200 ha (State Forestry Administration):
|Achievements||120 smallholder farmers with legal forest management plans embracing 10,500 hectares of natural forests in Southern Chile
60 smallholder farmers with legal forest management plans embracing 3,500 hectares of natural forests and forest plantations in one watershed in Dominican Republic
Many smallholder farmers sold the first time in their life legally forest products
Forestry Technicians with improved skills on sustainable forest management
National forestry authorities in Chile and Dominican Republic integrated practical elements of sustainable forest management into their official management instruments
Creation of practical and economically viable examples for sustainable forestry in various eco-zones in different countries
|Partners||CONAF (Chilean State Forest Administration)
Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources (Dominican Republic)
Forestry Commission of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the State of Bayern (Germany)
Ambiente Florestal Ltda. (Brasil)
private investors (Dominican Republic)
numerous farmer organisations
|Funding Organisation||GTZ, KfW, DED and private investors|
|PICOTEAM members involved||Henning Peter|
|Links / Publications||
Peter, H. (2004) “Disillusion and hope of smallholders in Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic: is PROCARYN the right way to change the trend of forest deterioration”, in Baumgartner, D. M. (eds.) Proceedings of Human Dimensions of Family, Farm and Community Forestry, IUFRO International Symposium, March 29 – April 1, 2004, Washington State University, Pullman, USA: 213 pp.
Peter, H. (2000) “El rendimiento sostenido en el manejo de los bosques: el desafío para Chile de una nueva definición”, in Bosque Nativo, No. 24, Agrupación de Ingenieros Forstales por el Bosque Nativo (AIFBN), Valdivia, Chile, 7-10: 30 pp.
Peter, J. H. y Gascón C., A. (1998) “Policirculación: un nuevo concepto forestal”, en Chile Forestal, Año XXIII, No. 267, Santiago, Chile, 20-22: 60 pp.