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Analysis of State Forest Institutions in the Republic of Moldova, Using a Causative Model

Faculty of Silviculture and Forest Engineering, Transilvania University of Brașov, Șirul Beethoven No. 1, 500123 Brașov, Romania
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Forests 2021, 12(1), 105; https://doi.org/10.3390/f12010105
Received: 8 December 2020 / Revised: 10 January 2021 / Accepted: 17 January 2021 / Published: 19 January 2021
With state institutions playing a determinant role and the state owning 86% of the forestland, the forest sector in the Republic of Moldova still strives to adapt to post-communist socio-economic realities. This paper evaluates the performance of forest state institutions in achieving ambitious policy goals oriented toward sustainable management and enhancing forest protection functions. The performance of the Moldsilva Agency; State Forest Enterprises; and Ministry of Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment were evaluated, using the criteria of the 3L Model. The research combined participatory observations, face-to-face semi-structured interviews and secondary empirical evidence. The results indicate a paternalistic regulatory approach, with state authority institutions giving marginal importance to non-state forests, and low-efficiency state forest management institutions having financial difficulties that threaten the fulfillment of sustainability goals. The Moldsilva Agency has a central role in intra-/inter-sectorial coordination and cooperation. The authorities should seriously consider a more precise formulation of policy goals, with solid budgetary support along with institutional measures aiming at more efficient forest management structures and higher concern for non-state forests and society’s demands. View Full-Text
Keywords: Moldova; state forest institutions; sustainable forest management; causative evaluation; forest policy Moldova; state forest institutions; sustainable forest management; causative evaluation; forest policy
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Talpă, N.; Hălălișan, A.F.; Popa, B. Analysis of State Forest Institutions in the Republic of Moldova, Using a Causative Model. Forests 2021, 12, 105. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12010105

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Talpă N, Hălălișan AF, Popa B. Analysis of State Forest Institutions in the Republic of Moldova, Using a Causative Model. Forests. 2021; 12(1):105. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12010105

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Talpă, Nicolae, Aureliu Florin Hălălișan, and Bogdan Popa. 2021. "Analysis of State Forest Institutions in the Republic of Moldova, Using a Causative Model" Forests 12, no. 1: 105. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12010105

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