Improving intermediate yields on investments in planted forests
Context: Agenda 21 recommends developing industrial and non-industrial planted forests in order to support and promote national ecologically sound afforestation and reforestation/regeneration programmes in suitable sites, including upgrading of existing planted forests of both industrial and non-industrial and commercial purpose to increase their contribution to human needs and to offset pressure on primary/old growth forests.
Implementation: This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends that measures should be taken to promote and provide intermediate yields and to improve the rate of return on investments in planted forests, through interplanting and underplanting valuable crops.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies