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Forest and Forest Products Country Profile; Tajikistan

This publication, Forest and Forest Products Country Profile of Tajikistan, prepared by a national expert, contains information about the forest resources of the country and a description of the status, trends and developments taking place in the forest and forest products sector as a whole. It focuses on forestry activities over the past decade, i.e., 1995-2005, with a brief reference to the historical and geographical background. For the forest sector, as for other branches of the Tajik economy, this period was heavily influenced by the reforms resulting from the change from a centrally planned to a market economy and, additionally, by efforts to achieve sustainable forest management. The profile contains some statistical data - tables, diagrams, graphs and a brief analysis of the evolution of the forest sector and data for the principal categories and volumes of goods and services in the forestry sector. The data are mainly collected from the government statistical sources of Tajikistan, literature and other recently published sources, including the data from research institutions and statistics from NGOs.