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Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets


  • Marieke Wit
  • Jinke van Dam


  • Marieke Wit
  • Jinke van Dam
  • Paolo Omar Cerutti
  • Guillaume Lescuyer
  • Rohini Kerrett
  • James Parker Mckeown
  • Nick Pasiecznik
  • Arthur W. Klassen
  • Agus Andrianto
  • Krystof Obidzinski
  • Heru Komarudin
  • Jean-Marc Roda
  • Patrick Langbour
  • Bayuni Shantiko
  • Bernhard Mohns
  • Richard Laity
  • Rodney J. Keenan
  • Jim Grigoriou, Cossey Yosi
  • Jan van der Ploeg
  • Charlotte Benneker
  • Richard Mancilla Terrazas
  • Rudy Guzman Gutierrez
  • Juan Carlos Camargo
  • Ruben Dario Moreno
  • Nelson Villota
  • Walter Palacios
  • Ulrich Malessa
  • Godfrey Marshall
  • Claus-Martin Eckelmann
  • Albert Gallion
  • Antony Simon
  • Barry Mahabir
  • Alfred Prosper
  • Alli Morgan
  • Lucio Brotto
  • Edouard Essiane Mendoula
  • Richard Eba’a Atyi
  • Robert Nasi
  • Yeboa Alexis Koffi
  • Wynet Smith
  • Victor Vundu dia Massamba
  • Joël B. Kiyulu N’yanga
  • Emmanuel Marfo
  • Jonathan D. Quartey
  • George M. Muthike
  • Douglas Shitanda
  • Christopher L. Kanali
  • Fred N. Muisu
  • Jangar S. Kamara
  • Edward S. Kamara
  • Letla Mosenene
  • Francis K. Odoom
  • Labode Popoola
  • Ekeoba Matthew Isikhuemen
  • Robert K. Kambugu
  • Abwoli Y. Banana
  • Geoffrey Odokonyero
  • Freerk Wiersum


Chainsaw milling, the on-site conversion of logs into lumber using chainsaws, is supplying a large proportion of local timber markets with cheap lumber. while it offers socio- economic opportunities to local people, it is very often associated with corruption and illegalities. regulating and controlling the practice is a challenge due to the mobility of these chainsaw milling operations. with this issue of ETFRN News, Tropenbos international, together with Cifor, wishes to contribute to the discussion on how to address the domestic timber trade effectively and equitably at international and national levels.

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  • Marieke Wit & Jinke van Dam & Paolo Omar Cerutti & Guillaume Lescuyer & Rohini Kerrett & James Parker Mckeown & Nick Pasiecznik & Arthur W. Klassen & Agus Andrianto & Krystof Obidzinski & Heru Komarud, 2010. "Chainsaw milling: supplier to local markets," Selected Books, CIRAD, Forest department, UPR40, edition 1, volume 52, number 16 edited by Marieke Wit & Jinke van Dam.
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    1. Nina Doetinchem & Carole Megevand & Loic Braune & Hari Dulal, 2013. "Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin : Logging [Dynamiques de déforestation dans le bassin du Congo : Réconcilier la croissance économique et la protection de la forêt - Document de travail n ° ," World Bank Other Operational Studies 16646, The World Bank.
    2. Carodenuto, Sophia & Cerutti, Paolo Omar, 2014. "Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) in Cameroon: Perceived private sector benefits from VPA implementation," Forest Policy and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 55-62.

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    forest; chainsaw; chainsaw milling; informal trade; illegal trade; undocumented trade; domestic trade;

    JEL classification:

    • L73 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Primary Products and Construction - - - Forest Products
    • Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry


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