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Ukraine Forest Sector: Status and Opportunities

The forest sector in Ukraine has the potential to more than double its contribution to the national economy by increasing timber harvests and forest products in line with modern sustainable forest management practice. To this end, PROFOR provided analytical input to a forest sector reform process to introduce measures that: set harvesting levels in accordance with actual forest growth rates; reduce the level of "sanitary cutting" with a corresponding increase in final, regeneration and thinning volumes; and capture carbon trade finance to support reconstruction of forests in abandoned or poorly productive agricultural lands.

A Forest Sector Note, published in March 2006, described the status of Ukraine's forest sector and opportunities for development.

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Last Updated : 02-24-2017