World Rainforest Movement

The economic and social context of monoculture tree plantations in Chile: the case of the commune of Lumaco, Araucania region

By René Montalba Navarro, Noelia Carrasco Henríquez and José Araya Cornejo

By means of testimonials, documents and figures, the present report sets out the problems faced by that commune of 11,405 inhabitants, where monoculture tree plantations have expanded violently, imposed by a forestry development model instituted during the military dictatorship and still currently in force.

The economic and social context of monoculture tree plantations in Chile: the case of the commune of Lumaco, Araucania region