This study was begun the auspices of Asia Technical Agriculture
Division (ASTAG) as a part of its Asia Initiative. The author wishes to
acknowledge all contributors to that initial work, particularly Mr. Richard G.
Grimshaw who was Division Chief of ASTAG and Ms. Alicia Grimes who prepared much
of the literature research. Recognition is made also of Ms. Maritta Koch-Weser,
Division Chief of ASTEN, who supported completion
of the project, and Mr.
Norman Jones, who reviewed the paper extensively. Ms. Charlotte Maxey edited and
prepared the final version for publication, and Mr. George Parakammanil created
the cover design. The photographs were provided by the author and by Betsy
McGean and Mark Poffenberger, consultants for the Asia Sustainable Forest
Management Network and the World