Evaluation of public policies on renewable natural resources management: a forest approach

Zung Che Yee, Ricardo Ralisch


The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of palm tree (Euterpe edulis Martius) reforestation projects carried out in the 70s’, in the coast of the State of Paraná, with funds collected under the Law 5,106/66 and the Judicial Decree 1,134/70, using a forest approach. Data were provided by IBAMA – The Brazilian Environment and Natural Resources Protection Agency, an autarchy that took on the function once exercised by the IBDF – Brazilian Institute for Forest Development. Results showed that there was an over-dimensioning of plant quantity in these projects, reaching a density level of 5,000 trees/ha, and creating conditions for resources embezzlement. Analysis of the cut down plans throughout history showed that, after 32 years of incentives, only 1.22% of planted trees had been chopped down, according to the plan. This research confirms the non-correlation between palm trees planting areas and cutting down plans, placing the inspection reports elaborated by the IBDF under suspicion. Cost per cut down and subsidized palm tree unit is R$12.57 (twelve reais and fifty seven cents), while, currently, this same adult tree can be bought for R$2.00 (two reais) each, characterizing mismanagement of public resources.


Reforestation projects efficiency; Public funding.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2005v26n4p501

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433/1679-0359
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