Research on elaboration of policies to encourage Pinus merkusii forest planting in contribution to the project of planting new 5 million hectares of forest

Le Quang Trung

Forest Economics Research Division




I. Introduction


Forest planting with Pinus merkusii can solve not only the problem of environment but also socio-economic problems because besides its capability of good growth and development in poor site conditions, harsh climate, P. merkusii also supplies two valuable products: turpentine and pine wood. At present, however, activities of forest planting with P. merkusii do not really attract the people’s participation> Investment capital for forest planting mainly relies on the budget source and is managed by State forest enterprises system. Potentiality and strong position of P. merkusii together with the role of the people and the economic sectors in this production and management pattern have not been brought into full play.


To achieve the target of planting tens of thousand hectares of protection and production forests, there must be a mechanism and policies encouraging various economic sectors to participate in these activities. This constitutes an important base for the research subjects: “Research on elaboration of policies to encourage Pinus merkusii forest planting in contribution to the project of planting new 5 million hectares of forest, 1998 – 2000”.

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