INFORMATION COLLECTED, STATISTICS AND INDICATORS USED,

INDICATOR'S DEFINITIONS, AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION

 

Data Needed and Collected

1) Forest resource information

2) Agricultural land use information

3) Cattle ranching land use information

4) Income information

5) Road infrastructure information

6) Agricultural trade information

7) Cattle ranching trade information

8) External debt information

9) Roundwood production and consumption information

10) Industrial roundwood production and consumption information

11) Fuelwood and charcoal production and consumption information

12) Population information

 

Statistics and indicators used

1) Forest resource information

-Forest area(000 Ha), forest area per capita(Ha/person), forest area as a percentage of land area(%), natural forest areas(000 Ha), natural forest area per capita(Ha/person), natural forest area as a percentage of land area(%), forest plantation area(000 Ha), and forest plantation as percentage of forest area(%).

2) Agricultural land use information

-Arable land(000 Ha), permanent cropland(000 Ha), arable land and permanent crop land(000 Ha), arable and permanent cropland per capita(Ha/person), and arable and permanent cropland per capita of rural population(Ha/rural person).

3) Cattle ranching land use information

-Permanent pasture land(000 Ha), permanent pasture land per capita(Ha/person), pasture land per capita of rural population(Ha/rural person), and permanent pasture land as percentage of land area(%).

4) Income information

-Gross domestic product(millions of 1988 US dollars) and gross domestic product per capita(1988 US dollars/person).

5) Road infrastructure information

-Total road length(kilometres), total road length per square kilometre of land area(kilometres/square kilometre), total paved road length(Kilometres), total rail road track length (Kilometres), total paved road and rail road track length(Kilometres), paved road and rail road track length per square kilometre of land area(Kilometres/square kilometre).

6) Agricultural trade information

-Agricultural trade balance(100,000 US dollars), food trade balance(100,000 US dollars), non-food trade balance(100,000 US dollars).

7) Cattle ranching trade information

-Meat products trade balance(10,000 US dollars), and fresh bovine meat trade balance(1,000 US dollars).

8) Debt information

-Total external debt(millions of US dollars) and external debt per capita(US dollars/person).

9) Roundwood consumption information

-Roundwood production(000 cubic meters), industrial roundwood production(000 cubic meters), fuelwood and charcoal production(000 cubic meters), roundwood exports(000 cubic meters); roundwood production consumed locally(000 cubic meters), roundwood imports(000 cubic meters), and total consumption of roundwood locally(000 cubic meters).

10) Industrial roundwood consumption information

-Industrial roundwood exports(000 cubic meters), industrial roundwood production consumed locally(000 cubic meters), industrial roundwood imports(000 cubic meters), and total industrial roundwood consumed locally(000 cubic meters)

11) Fuelwood and charcoal consumption information

-Fuelwood and charcoal exports(000 cubic meters), fuelwood and charcoal production consumed locally(000 cubic meters), fuelwood and charcoal imports(000 cubic meters), and total fuelwood and charcoal consumed locally(000 cubic meters).

12) Population information

-Total population(millions), urban population(millions), rural population(millions), population per square kilometre of land area(persons/square kilometre), and rural population per square kilometre of forest area(rural persons/square kilometre), rural population per cubic meter of fuelwood and charcoal produced(rural persons/cubic meter), and rural population as a percentage of total population(%).

 

 Statistics and indicators/definitions and terminology

This appendix presents the definition of each of the above statistics and indicators as used by the sources or using the source's terminology to facilitate their presentation, use, and understanding:

1.7.1 Total land area and land area: Total land area refers to the total area of the country, including areas under inland water bodies. Land area refers to the total area excluding inland water bodies.

Source: FAO 1994 PRODUCTION YEAR BOOK

1.7.2 Forest area, forest area per capita and forest area as a percentage of land area: Forest area is land with a minimum of 10% of tree crown coverage(stand density) and generally associated with wild flora, fauna and natural soil conditions; and not subject to agronomic practices. Forest area per capita is the share per person of total forest area and forest area as a percentage of land area refers to the percentage of the land area covered by forest.

Source: FAO 1995 forest resource assessment 1990: Global Synthesis.

1.7.3 Natural forests, natural forest per capita, and natural forest as a percentage of land area: Natural forests are a subset of forests composed of tree species known to be indigenous to the area. Natural forest area per capita is the share per person of total natural forest area. Natural forest area as a percentage of land area refers to the percentage of the land area covered by natural forest.

Source: FAO 1995 forest resource assessment 1990: Global Synthesis.

1.7.4 Plantation area and plantation area as a percentage of forest area: Plantations: They include: a) Forests established artificially through afforestation on lands which previously did not carry forest within living memory; and b) Forest established artificially by reforestation of previously cleared land and involving the replacement of indigenous species by new and essentially different species. Plantation area as a percentage of forest area refers to the percentage of the forest area covered by forest plantations.

Source: FAO 1995 forest resource assessment 1990: Global Synthesis.

1.7.5 Deforestation: it is defined as the complete clearance of tree formations or depletion of tree crown cover to less than 10% and their replacement by non-forest land uses. It does not include forest degradation.

Source: FAO 1995 forest resource assessment 1990: Global Synthesis.

1.7.6 Arable land: It includes land under temporary crops, temporary meadows for mowing and pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens and land temporarily fallow.

Source: FAO production year book, 1994.

1.7.7 Permanent cropland, arable plus permanent cropland, arable plus permanent cropland per capita, and arable plus permanent cropland per capita of rural population: Permanent cropland is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not to be replanted after each harvest, such as coffee, fruit trees, etc. It does not include land with trees grown for wood or timber. Arable and permanent cropland is the sum of arable land and permanent cropland as defined above. The arable plus permanent cropland per capita shows the share per person of the total area of arable and cropland available. The arable plus permanent cropland per capita of rural population shows the share per rural person of the total area of arable and cropland available.

Source: FAO production year book, 1994.

1.7.8 Permanent pasture land, permanent pasture land per capita, permanent pasture land per capita of rural population, and permanent pasture land as a percentage of land area: Permanent pasture land refers to land used permanently for herbaceous forage crops, either cultivated or growing wild. Permanent pasture land per capita shows the share per person of the total area of permanent pasture land available. Permanent pasture land per capita of rural population shows the share per rural person of the total area of permanent pasture land available. Permanent pasture land as a percentage of land area shows the percentage of land area occupied by permanent pastures.

Source: FAO production year book, 1994.

1.7.9 Gross domestic product and gross domestic product per capita: They refer to total domestic value added and domestic value added per capita respectively. They are provided in constant dollars to permit comparisons among countries.

Source: Inter-american development bank economic and social progress report

1.7.10 Total road length and total road length per square kilometre of land area: Total road length includes main paved and unpaved roads as well as unclassified lower standard roads. The total road length per square kilometre shows the density of roads per square kilometre of land area.

Source: World bank 1994a social indicators of development.

1.7.11 Total paved road length: it refers to roads substantially free of defects and requiring only routine maintenance.

Source: World development report 1994

1.7.12 Rail road tracks length, total paved road plus rail road track length, and total paved road plus rail road length per square kilometre of land area: Rail road tracks refer to the total length of rail road tracks which are substantially free of defects and requiring only routine maintenance. Paved road plus rail road track refers to the sum of paved road length and rail road track length. The total paved plus rail road tracks per square kilometre shows the paved road and rail road density per square kilometre of land area.

Source: World development report 1994

1.7.13 Agricultural trade: it refers to the trade of all agricultural products, but excluding fish products and forest products.

Source: FAO trade year book, various years

1.7.14 Food trade: it refers to the trade of all edible products, but excluding fish products and forest products.

Source: FAO trade year book, various years

1.7.15 Non-food trade: it refers to the trade of all non-edible agricultural products, but excluding non-edible fish products and forest products.

Source: FAO trade year book, various years

1.7.16 Meat products trade: it refers to the trade of meat, fresh, chilled or frozen.

Source: FAO trade year book, various years

1.7.17 Bovine meat trade: it refers to the trade of fresh bovine meat

Source: FAO trade year book, various years

1.7.18 External debt and external debt per capita: External debt refers to total disbursed debt or the portion of the credit actually used by the country. it includes both public and private long-term and short-term debt and use of the international monetary fund credit. External debt per capita refers to the share of the external debt per person.

Source: Inter-american development bank economic and social progress reports, various years

1.7.19 Roundwood: it refers to all wood in the rough: wood in its natural state as felled or otherwise harvested, with or without bark, round, split, roughly squared or in other forms such as roots.

Source: FAO year book of forest products, various years

1.7.20 Industrial roundwood: it includes all industrial wood in the rough such as sawn logs and veneer logs, pulpwood, other industrial roundwood, and in the case of trade, chips and particles and wood residues.

Source: FAO year book of forest products, various years

1.7.21 Fuelwood and charcoal: They are wood in the rough to be used as fuel for purposes such as cooking, heating, or power production.

Source: FAO year book of forest products, various years

1.7.22 Population, urban population, rural population, population density, rural population per square kilometre of forest area, rural population per cubic meter of fuelwood and charcoal produced, rural population as a percentage of total population: Total, urban and rural population refers to the present in area population within the present geographical boundaries of the country, the urban and rural areas respectively. Population density refers to the number of persons per square kilometre of land area. Rural population per square kilometre of forest area refers to the rural population density per square kilometre of forest area. Rural population per cubic meter of fuelwood and charcoal produced refers to the number of persons per cubic meter of fuelwood and charcoal produced. Rural population as a percentage of total population refers to the percentage of total population that is present in rural areas.

Source: Inter-american development bank economic and social progress reports, various years

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