Publications and references

Scientific Journals

Small-scale Forestry

The Journal of the Small-scale Forestry Unit highlights diverse dimensions small-scale, nonindustrial forests and location-specific problems of forests under fragmented owner-structure and/or special property rights arrangement.

Since 2007 the Journal Small-scale Forestry is published by Springer and will be included in OARE and AGORA, two important initiatives for developing countries.  These initiatives provide scientists, researchers, and policymakers in low-income countries with free or very low-cost online access to Springer journals.

Small-scale Forestry is published both in print and electronic format.


Individuals belonging to IUFRO member institutions and Associate Members of IUFRO are offered a special membership subscription for the online version of Small-scale Forestry (the offer does not apply to institutional subscribers).

The yearly subscription rate for 2008 / 2009 is € 35.00 / $42.00 which is a 50% discount off the normal individual rate.

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History of the Journal

In 2002, the journal of Small-scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy (SFEMP) was established under the auspices of IUFRO Research Group 3.08.00 and the first issue released in August 2002. The first issue of Small-scale Forestry under Springer auspices was published in March 2007.

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  • IUFRO International Conference on Small-Scale Forestry: Small-Scale Forestry and Modern Society; Tartu, Estonia; 22-26 August 2023. Book of Abstracts
  • 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. Proceedings - Interview with Christoph Hartebrodt, Ryoko Ishizaki and Ikuo Ota for IUFRO News 11/12, 2022  
  • IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale Forestry Conference 2018 "Transformations Towards a New Era in Small Scale Forestry"; Vaasa, Finland; 11–13 June 2018. Book of Abstracts 
  • International IUFRO Symposium "Small-scale and Community Forestry and the Changing Nature of Forest Landscapes"; Sunshine Coast, Australia; 11-15 October 2015. Proceedings
  • International IUFRO Symposium "Adaptation in Forest Management Under Changing Framework Conditions"; Sopron, Hungary; 19-23 May 2014. Units involved: 3.08.00, 4.05.00. Proceedings
  • Future Directions of Small-Scale and Community-Based Forestry; Fukuoka, Japan; 8-12 September 2013. Units involved: 3.08.00, 6.08.00, 6.08.01. Proceedings - Report website (presentations, proceedings, photos)
  • Small-Scale Forestry: Synergies and Conflicts in Social, Ecological and Economic Interactions; Freiburg, Germany; 24-28 July 2011. Abstracts - Proceedings
  • International Symposium: Recent advances in land owner extension; Kuusamo, Finland; 3-5 April 2011. Proceedings
  • Small Scale Forestry in a Changing World: Opportunities and Challenges and the Role of Extension and Technology Transfer; Bled, Slovenia; 6-12 June 2010. Units involved: 3.08.00, 6.06.01, 6.06.02. Proceedings
  • Small scale forestry symposium "Forest Beyond the Trees: New possibilities and expectations for products and services from small-scale forestry"; Morgantown, West Virginia, United States; 7-11 June 2009. Abstracts - Proceedings
  • Wall, S. (Ed) Small-scale Forestry and Rural Development: The intersection of ecosystems, economics and society; Proceedings from the Small-scale Forestry and Rural Development Conference held in Galway, Ireland, 18 – 23 June 2006.
  • Baumgartner, D.M. (ed) Proceedings of Human Dimensions of Family, Farm and Community Forestry International Symposium, March 29-April 1, 2004.  Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.  Washington State University Extension MISC0526.
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  • Mizaras, S. (ed.) Proceedings of Small-scale Forestry in a Changing Environment, May 30-June 4, 2005, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Harrison, S.R., and Herbohn, J.L.  Eds. (2001).  Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics: Social and Economic Analysis and Policy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 292 pp.
  • EFI. 2001. Economic Sustainability of Small-scale Forests. EFI-Proceedings No. 36. The European Forest Institute, Torkatu 34, FIN-80100 Joensuu. PDF file for downloading.
  • Simpson, C. (ed.). 1997. Forestry and Rural Development in Industrialised Countries: Where are we going? Edited by Caroline Simpson, Canadian Forest Service-Maritimes Region. Proceedings of IUFRO Symposium, 19 - 24 September 1993, Fredericton, Canada.
  • Murashima, Y. (ed.). 1997. Sustainable management of small scale forestry. Proceedings of the IUFRO symposium in Kyoto. September 8-13, 1997. Graduate school of agriculture Kyoto University. Kyoto. 281p.
  • Brandl. H. (ed.). 1995. Small-scale forestry: present problems and prospects for the future. Proceedings of the sessions organized by 3.08.00, “Small-Scale Forestry