Phase III of this project will concentrate on the preparation of work schedules and controls for second cycle harvesting, silvicultural improvement measures in harvested areas and on community forest development. The ITTO guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests and agreed criteria and indicators will be applied.
More specifically, the project intends to:
1. Carry out skills training on issues such as inventories, road planning, PATH tractor logging procedures, road construction and training follow-up procedures.
2. Improve management control including zoning for operations, tree planting instructions, harvesting code of practice, continuous monitoring and the documentation format for management plans in second-cycle forests.
Local communities will be encouraged to plant fruit and timber trees on their own land. In addition, they will be employed in experimental and company tree raising, planting and maintenance work.