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Federation of Swedish family. Forest Owners Associations

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Dr Lennart Ackzell

Taking Stock of Smallholder and Community Forestry Montpellier, 24-26 March 2010

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Federation of Swedish family. Forest Owners Associations

  1. 1. Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  2. 2. Federation of Swedish Family Forest Owners Associations Dr Lennart Ackzell Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
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  8. 8. • Land tenure in place • Rapid market development • Political panicking • Forest service established • Legal requirement of reforestation • Legal stop for company land purchase Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
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  10. 10. History of Swedish Family Forest Owner Movement 1900-1930 Pioneering Local co-operatives initiatives Spreading of state ownership Forest service support 1933 National start up National Federation of 35 Regional Association (RA) Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
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  12. 12. History of Swedish Family Forest Owner Movement, continued 1933-1950 Improved Wood Market Forming of fair and more balanced wood market Fire-wood supply during wartimes 1950-1975 Strengthened RA-organisations Strong Local Districts Increasing industry ownership Concentration 35  10 RA Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  13. 13. History of Swedish Family Forest Owner Movement, continued 1975-1990 Crisis and Restoration Cost escalation and losses Forest Mechanisation Full forest service 1990-2010 Consideration and Value chains SFM and Certification Customer orientation Global markets Concentration 10  4 RA Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  14. 14. Forest Ownership 7% 18% 50% 25% Other public State Company Family Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
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  19. 19. Forest Owners Associations Number of associations 4 Number of member holdings 90 000 Number of individual members >125 000 Associated area 6,2 million hectares Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  20. 20. The member structure Mellanskog •National Federation •Association •Region •District •Members Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  21. 21. Activities of associations Economic Cooperatives • Pricing, marketing, timber trade, certification • Protection of rights  Influencing forest policies • Forestry services, urban owners • Industrial processing • Training, extension, information Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  22. 22. CEPF – in 24 countries Austria France Netherlands Belgium Germany Norway Greece Portugal Bulgaria Hungary Slovakia Czech Republic Ireland Spain Denmark Latvia Sweden Estonia Lithuania Switzerland Luxemburg United Finland Kingdom Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  23. 23. Created 2002 The International Family Forestry Alliance is the global voice of family forestry, representing more than 25 million forest owners worldwide. Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  24. 24. The Right Holders Group with support from the Growing Forest Partnership The International Alliance for Indigenous  and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  25. 25. Common grounds • Secure land tenure • Free associations • Local benefit • Attachment to land • Protection of rights • Involvement and engagement of local people • Whereby: • Sustainable Forest Management • Better livelihoods, poverty eradication Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
  26. 26. Summary • Fundamental importance of involvement of local communities and people • Sustainability and long term planning follow secure tenure or users rights • Forest owners in collaboration provides the basis for respect from market and officials and better livelihoods Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.
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  30. 30. Thank you very much for your attention! Federation of Swedish Forest Owners Ass.

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