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The other, more rooted in national contexts, is based on surveys cited in reports submitted to FAO by governments for FRA 2005. 1 A Summary of Case Study Findings Of all the case studies presented in this volume, those covering significant areas in eight tropical countries have been selected for discussion in this chapter. 4 Trend in the area of forest plantations in 90 tropical countries 1980–2005, revised to exclude rubber plantations in FRAs 2000 and 2005 and include Indian timber plantations reclassified as ‘Semi-Natural Forest’ in FRA 2005 (1,000 ha) FRA 1980 FRA 1990 FRA 2000 FRA 2005 1980 1990 2000 2005 Africa 1,780 3,000 4,000 9,159 Asia-Pacific 5,111 32,153 47,869 44,884 Latin America 4,620 8,636 7,953 8,482 Total 11,511 43,789 59,823 62,525 32 A.
28 A. 2 International Forestry Institutions The institutions which FAO uses for forest monitoring consist of two main types. First, formal institutions. FAO follows a rule-based process of decision making typical of all UN organizations, and as one of the most important rules is respect for state sovereignty FAO depends on national statistics supplied by its member states, rather than monitoring states itself. Second, informal institutions, such as the practices of the forestry profession. It is interesting how its methods reflect the geometrical underpinnings of forest science.
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