Forest economics: evaluation for rural development.

  • W. E. S. Mutch Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Edinburgh.
Keywords: Land use, economics, rural development, afforestation, land development, timber processing.


The allocations of land resources presents one of the outstandingly interesting theoretical and important practical problems of the present time. Man's use of the land impinges on almost every aspect of his existence. Directly it involves the space we occupy for work and recreation, the quality, quantity and price of our food and most of our raw materials, and the level of employment in the primary industries. Indirectly, and not least in respect of forestry, land use decisions influence the provisions of material for further manufacture, the opportunity for employment in processing industries and even the promotion or curtailment of international trade...
How to Cite
Mutch, W. E. S. (1971) “Forest economics: evaluation for rural development.”, Irish Forestry. Available at: (Accessed: 22September2023).
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