Understanding The Determinants Of Technical Assistance To Support Public Policy Towards Planted Forests In Brazil

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January 1, 2017

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Rocio Diaz-Chavez, « Understanding The Determinants Of Technical Assistance To Support Public Policy Towards Planted Forests In Brazil », Open Research Library, ID : 10.26226/morressier.5d5fdb2aea7c83e515cbfa57


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Although various frameworks were developed in the last few years for forestry sustainability assessments, none includes the importance of technical support in a comprehensive way. The proposed framework links the Sustainable Development Goals with indicators developed for the forest bioeconomy and the United Nations strategic plan for forests. It adds components related to partnerships, technology transfer, public opinion and image, which were recurrent topics at stakeholder interviews held in Brazil during 2017. One common proposition in such interviews was that technical support plays a key role in spreading sustainable practices among farmers. By analysing data from the Brazilian Census of Agriculture of 2006, it was possible to verify that 78% of farmers in the country donu2019t receive any technical support. In order to understand better the variables that influence technical support, a logistic model was used. It showed that the probability of farmers in the first quintile of income to receive technical support is 88% lower than farmers in the fifth quintile of income. The level of education was the variable with the highest odds: the odds of a farmer with any bachelor degree to receive technical support is 3,128 times that of a farmer without formal education, proving that the farmers with less education have much lower probability of receiving technical support. The state where the farm is located is not significant for determining technical support. Regarding farmers that plant trees for commercial purposes, they are 25% more likely to receive technical support than other farmers.

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