Financial viability of forest certification in industrial plantations: a case study from the Solomon Islands
Forest certification has been promoted to encourage sustainable use of natural forests. While its use in industrial plantation forests has not always been welcomed (World Rainforest Movement 2002), forest certification offers great opportunities in the tropics. This paper assesses the profitability of forest certification of an industrial hardwood plantation in the Solomon Islands by the Forest Stewardship Council. The results of this study suggest that industrial plantations can achieve...[Show more]
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