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Toscani, P; Sekot, W.
(2017): Assessing the Economic Situation of Small-Scale Farm Forestry in Mountain Regions: A Case Study in Austria
MT RES DEV. 2017; 37(3): 271-280. FullText FullText_BOKU

Abstract:
Austria is one of the few countries with a long tradition of monitoring the economic performance of forest holdings. The national Farm Accountancy Data Network also addresses some forestry-specific issues, given the high significance of farm forestry in this country. However, it is not possible to assess the profitability of small-scale farm forestry in mountainous regions based on a representative sample. In this paper, we demonstrate how information gaps can be overcome by means of economic modeling and present results of this approach for mountain forestry for the first time. In spite of the unfavorable conditions of an alpine setting, forestry tends to be of special significance for the viability and resilience of family farms in these regions. Sustainable forest management that safeguards the ecosystem services provided by forests relies mostly on the profitability of timber production. Thus, the economic development of farm forestry is a key factor in achieving targets 15.1 and 15.4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in mountain regions.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Sekot Walter
Toscani Philipp
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Forest accountancy data network
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Sustainable Development Goals
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