Community forestry enterprises in Mexico: sustainability and competitiveness

  • Authors: Cubbage, Frederick W.; Davis, Robert R.; Rodriguez Paredes, Diana; Mollenhauer, Ramon; Kraus Elsin, Yoanna; Frey, Gregory E.; Gonzalez Hernandez, Ignacio A.; Albarran Hurtado, Humberto; Cruz, Anita Mercedes Salazar; Salas, Diana Nacibe Chemor
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Journal of Sustainable Forestry
  • DOI: 10.1080/10549811.2015.1040514

Abstract

Community-based forest management such as Community Forests Enterprises (CFEs), has potential to generate positive socio-environmental and economic outcomes. We performed a detailed survey of financial and production parameters for 30 of the approximately 992 CFEs in Mexico in order to estimate costs, income, profits and sustainability, but only two of these had harvest far above annual growth, and five of those were only a fraction more than annual growth.All of the 30 CFEs harvested more timber than they grew in 2011. suggesting issues with sustainability, but only two of these had harvest far above CFEs except one made profits in forest management and timber growing.

  • Citation: Cubbage, Frederick W.; Davis, Robert R.; Rodriguez Paredes, Diana; Mollenhauer, Ramon; Kraus Elsin, Yoanna; Frey, Gregory E.; Gonzalez Hernandez, Ignacio A.; Albarran Hurtado, Humberto; Cruz, Anita Mercedes Salazar; Salas, Diana Nacibe Chemor 2015. Community forestry enterprises in Mexico: sustainability and competitiveness. Journal of Sustainable Forestry. 34(6-7): 623-650. 28 p. 10.1080/10549811.2015.1040514
  • Keywords: Community-based forest management; natural forest timber harvesting; financial viability; benchmarking; sawmilling; tropical forestry;
  • Posted Date: August 4, 2015
  • Modified Date: April 28, 2016
  • Requesting Print Publications

    Publication requests are subject to availability. Fiscal responsibility limits the hardcopies of publications we produce and distribute. Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, distributed and printed.

    Please make any requests at pubrequest@fs.fed.us.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.