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close this bookForest codes of practice. Contributing to environmentally sound forest operations. (FAO Forestry Paper - 133) (1996)
close this folderFiji national code of logging practice
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View the documentIntroduction
View the documentPreparatory work for the compilation of the code
View the documentScope, content and structure of code
View the documentLogging planning
View the documentOperational requirements
View the documentEnvironmental requirements
View the documentEquipment and safety
View the documentTraining and supervision
View the documentIntroduction of logging code
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Under conditions prevailing in a country like Fiji, resembling many other tropical developing countries, the availability and application of a logging code is an indispensable condition for sustainable forest management. Such a code must go beyond general guidelines and must provide clearly defined requirements against which harvesting operations cab be checked. The fact that the standard set by the code were made binding by the Government contributed greatly to its implementation. However, its application can only be attained by a comprehensive and ongoing training input directed to workers, supervisors, managers and forestry staff concerned with wood harvesting. The logging training facilities created in Fiji are meeting these demands.