Forestry Management

Forests shape and are shaped by food systems. In its broadest sense, forestry management describes the human interventions that affect the physical condition of forests and the timing, type, and allocation of their benefits among people. Management of forests is driven by political, social, economic, and legal factors. Forests are intimately tied to social and policy-related aspects of food production and access in diverse ways as influenced by sociocultural aspects of livelihoods and food sources. This entry describes the links between forestry management and food systems by using an ecosystem services approach to organize relationships in terms of provisioning, regulating, cultural, and supporting services. The entry concludes with a description of some of the management challenges associated with trade-offs or conflicts between forests and ...

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