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Hansen, Torben, 2013. Promotion of forest owner cooperatives in Lithuania : policy strategies to facilitate sustainable forest management. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre

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Abstract

Forest owner cooperatives are often regarded as a policy vehicle to improve the management of
private forests and facilitate entrepreneurship in the forest sector. This can be especially important
for countries with economies in transition and recently restored private forest ownership. This study
provides decision support and policy recommendations for the promotion of forest owner cooperatives in Lithuania. General characteristics of forest owner cooperatives and cooperative entrepreneurship are portrayed as well as the situation in private forestry in Lithuania. International
case studies on forest owner cooperatives and public policies in their regard serve to derive elements
and aspects of cooperation that are applicable elsewhere as well as concrete policy recommendations for the case of Lithuania. A variety of different entrepreneurial approaches of existing forest owner cooperatives is found to be applicable to Lithuania as well as different policy
measures to promote them. Preferably a policy framework consisting of a complementary mixture of public services and financial support should be chosen for the Lithuanian case and implemented with sufficient financial and personnel capacity in order to achieve an effective policy impact. Thus the promotion of forest owner cooperatives holds much potential to improve the viability and
sustainability of private forest management in Lithuania.

Main title:Promotion of forest owner cooperatives in Lithuania
Subtitle:policy strategies to facilitate sustainable forest management
Authors:Hansen, Torben
Supervisor:Brukas, Vilis
Examiner:Boman , Mattias
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:SM001 Euroforester - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Department:(S) > Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre
Keywords:Forest owner cooperatives, forest policy, Lithuania, private forest management
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2256
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-2256
Subjects:Forestry - General aspects
Language:English
Deposited On:26 Apr 2013 09:21
Metadata Last Modified:26 Apr 2013 09:21

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