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A History of the Uganda Forest Department 1951–1965

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This volume, compiled by two former members of Uganda’s forestry department, provides both a historical record and a bank of authoritative experience for those involved in forestry and land management today. Many of the situations the authors describe are still faced by today’s foresters, and valuable lessons can be learned from the experiences of the l950s and early 1960s. For example the shortage of saw-timber is accelerating and ways of meeting this deficit are still being considered. Encroachment and the costly demarcation of boundaries are a continuing headache. The preparation of management plans, the training of staff and the advantages and problems of devolution of management responsibilities to local governments remain of central importance. Those involved with similar concerns in other tropical countries will also find this book invaluable.

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Production and Trade

While production of timber in 1951 was maintained at approximately the 1950 level, it soon became apparent that domestic demands were unlikely to be satisfied unless exports were reduced. Consequently in March an embargo was placed on all exports from the territory with the exception of Antiaris logs, shorts and flooring strips. At the same time price control was abolished in the hope that if prices were allowed to find their own level, it would be a stimulus to production.

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