Exporting for small-scale forestry enterprises

Cox, Michael A. (2004) Exporting for small-scale forestry enterprises. In International Symposium on Contributions of Family Farm enterprises to Sustainable rural Development, 28 July – 1 August 2002, Gengenbach, Germany.


This paper examines requirements for entry into international timber markets such as export specifications, logistics and timber labelling It investigates methods for family-farm enterprises to become involved in the international trade of timber. Small-scale farm enterprises would benefit from exposure to larger markets for their timber. They would experience more stable demand markets from a larger consumer base and obtain rates of return that might provide more adequate compensation for their efforts. At present the choice of farm forest species planted is more likely to be based on local demand factors, local knowledge and environmental factors without consideration for potential sales in wider markets. This paper argues that exposure to international trade can create an impetus for change that would be beneficial for the small-scale forest sector.

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ID Code: 1189
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: small scale forestry, export criteria for farm forestry
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Logistics and Supply Chain Management (150309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 05 May 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:24

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