Challenges and opportunities for national forest inventories

  • Authors: Brandeis, Thomas; Veloso de Freitas, Joberto; Cuenca Lara, Rubí Angélica; Arana, Alexs; Boscana, Mariana; Cuchietti, Anibal; Mayorga Saucedo, Rafael; Marcano-Vega, Humfredo; Paredes Valiente, Carlo; Ramírez, Carla; Villela, Sergio; Alberdi, Iciar
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): 39-47.


This chapter discusses the challenges and opportunities of National Forest Inventories (NFIs) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), analyzing aspects related to the influence of the institutional framework and different sampling designs, the challenges in providing estimates that can be compared internationally, and the need to improve the transparency and transfer of information.

  • Citation: Brandeis, T., Veloso de Freitas, J., Cuenca Lara, R.A., Arana, A., Boscana, M., Cuchietti, A., Mayorga Saucedo, R., Marcano Vega, H., Paredes Valiente, C., Ramírez, C., Villela, S., Alberdi, I. 2022. Challenges and opportunities for national forest inventories. In: Ramírez, C., Alberdi, I., Bahamondez, C., Veloso de Freitas, J., eds. National forest inventories of Latin America and the Caribbean – Towards the harmonization of forest information. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): 39-47.
  • Keywords: Caribbean-Forest inventory estimates-Institutional frameworks-Latin America-National forest inventories-Sampling designs
  • Posted Date: August 2, 2022
  • Modified Date: September 1, 2022
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