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Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services from Bamboo Forests: Lessons from Asia and Africa

Working Papers
Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services from Bamboo Forests: Lessons from Asia and Africa

Author:

Kiran Paudyal, Shankar Adhikari, Sunil Sharma, Yusuf B. Samsudin, Bijaya Raj Paudyal, Anil Bhandari, Emiru Birhane, Girmay Darcha, Trinh Thang Long, Himlal Baral

Publisher:

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Year:

2019

Pages:

42

Keywords:

FTA, Forests Trees and Agroforestry Programme, CGIAR, Ecosystem services

Bamboo forests have provided humans with certain ecosystem services for many years. An ecosystem assessment of bamboo forests can raise awareness of their importance to policymakers, investors and local communities. However, a lack of common methodological approach and tools has hampered clear ecosystem service assessments of bamboo forests in the past. This report aims to fill this gap, by (i) reviewing current assessment approaches and (ii) proposing a pragmatic yet straightforward framework for assessing ecosystem services from bamboo forests.This research was conducted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and supported by INBAR.

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