3.08.00 - Small-scale forestry



Small-scale Forestry International Conference 2022: Progress in Small-scale Forestry beyond the Pandemic and Global Climate Change

Okinawa, Japan; 26-31 October 2022
IUFRO Units involved: 3.08.00, 9.06.00

Topics of the conference
- Policy framework for small-scale forestry against the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Community based and municipal forestry in remote areas including small islandsand mountainous regions.
- Family and/or farm forestry practices under the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Roles and possibilities of forest owners’ cooperatives.
- Knowledge and wisdom of customary forest practices in rural areas.
- Promotion of non-timber forest products in industrialized countries.
- Policy, economic, and practical issues in carbon sequestration in small-scale and community forestry.
- Activities of small-scale sawmills and processing factories.
- Tourism and recreational use of non-industrial forests.
- New directions for forest and environmental legislationsunder the global climate change.
- Impact of forest and environmental protection laws and regulations on small-scale forestry.
- Comparative studies on forest and land related legislations in developed countries.

Important dates
November20, 2021: First announcement and call for papers
March 31, 2022: Deadline for abstract submittedof first call
May 1, 2022: Second call for papers
June 20, 2022: Deadline for abstract submittedof second call
July 31, 2022: Early bird registration closes
September 30, 2022: Registration closes
October 26-29, 2022: Conference
October 30-31, 2022: Post-conference excursion

Conference homepagehttps://www.iufro2022okinawa.org/
Call for Papershttps://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/science/divisions/div3/30800/okinawa22-call-for-papers.pdf

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Christoph Hartebrodt, Germany


Brett Butler, United States

Teppo Hujala, Finland

Ryoko Ishizaki, Japan

Spela Pezdevsek Malovrh, Slovenia

About Unit

TOR Terms of reference

Forest operations technologies and systems for small-scale, nonindustrial forests. Links to location-specific problems of forests under fragmented owner-structure and/or special property rights arrangements (community allotments, common pool arrangements, etc.). Strong links to institutional arrangements (institutional economics, policy sciences).

The purpose of the IUFRO Unit 3.08.00 "Small-Scale Forestry" is

  • to exchange information on research problems, ongoing research efforts and research results related to the management of small-scale non-industrial private forest woodlots.

The history of the Unit started at the IUFRO XVIII World Congress in 1986 when a project group on "Small-Scale Forestry" was founded as a co-operative effort of the Divisions 3, 4 and 6. The main topics of the contributions presented at the meetings have dealt with economic and policy issues and also technical aspects of small-scale forestry.

The Unit is also publishing the Small-scale Forestry Journal which is now available in both electronic and print format from Springer.

State of Knowledge

  • HYTTINEN, P.  2004. Small-scale Forestry. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 663-666.