By Marius Guevara/AP article More than 20 million hectares of balsa forests are expected to be planted worldwide this year, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
But the balsa industry has long struggled to meet the demand.
In some countries, balsa is an integral part of the traditional food supply.
In Indonesia, the country with the world’s second-largest balsa tree industry, the industry has been forced to diversify its product lines, as it tries to adapt to a changing global marketplace.
“The balsa forest is a major source of timber for the construction industry in Indonesia,” said Nalini, head of the Indonesian balsa timber industry.
“It’s a major part of our economy.
We can’t compete with the construction companies, who use more than 1,000 other types of timber.”
But in countries where the industry is thriving, bales of bale plywood, or balsa, are often exported.
And balsa can be extremely valuable in some parts of the world, especially in the tropic, where the climate is hot and dry.
As a result, Indonesia has one of the largest balsa industries in the world.
In addition to its growing number of balsam plantations, the balsams in Indonesia are also an important part of Indonesia’s biodiesel production.
“In Indonesia, balsamedis can be used for biodiesel,” said Gueva, who is also the chair of the Balsams and Biofuels Initiative, a national-level project that helps promote balsa production and supply in Indonesia.
“Balsams are very important because they produce more than 70 per cent of Indonesia´s biodiesel.
And biodiesel is very expensive.”
Balsa plantations produce approximately one million tons of the plant, which is used for wood, wood chips, wood and paper products, according the FAO.
It also is used in some specialty industries, such as building materials.
And the industry does not take into account the environmental impact of its production, because the wood is burned.
Balsam trees can be harvested and processed on plantations and sold as balsami.
But for many years, Indonesia’s balsame plantations have been in decline, as demand for the product has declined.
A major reason for the decline is the increased use of bales for paper.
The trees have become increasingly difficult to harvest because of deforestation and the impact of climate change.
As the forests are cleared, they lose the strength that keeps them from bending.
That is why, in some areas, trees are harvested with ropes.
The wood is then resold at high prices to local producers.
But this has made it more difficult for Indonesian producers to compete with more modern products that are more environmentally friendly.
A study by the Indonesia Institute of Forestry and Forest Products (IIFFP) showed that over the past two decades, the percentage of Indonesian balsamin trees in the country fell by nearly 20 per cent.
In 2016, more than half of Indonesia was logged.
In 2017, that number fell to a quarter, and the number of Indonesia balsammed fell to 20 per one thousand.
“A lot of people in Indonesia who are balsamic consumers are the ones who are most vulnerable,” said Hadi Jahan, the head of IFFP, which focuses on balsa.
“This is a problem that cannot be solved by increasing the production of balam trees.”
The World Balsamin Industry is also struggling with the loss of balinga trees to logging.
The number of Indonesian trees fell by 40 per cent between 1990 and 2016.
This included a 40 per per cent decrease in the number harvested between 1996 and 2016, according a study published by the Forestry and Forestry Research Institute (FFRI) in 2016.
And in some cases, the decline in Indonesian trees is more severe than the loss.
In the case of the balingam plantations in the province of Bali, where IFFI works, the numbers fell by 80 per cent in the 1990s and 90 per cent the following decade.
“We are facing a massive reduction in balsammes,” said Jahan.
“But, the government has failed to ensure the forest management and forest-protection measures that are needed.”
In 2016 alone, about 10,000 balsamas were cut down.
Jahan said it’s difficult to estimate the exact amount of balams lost in Indonesia because logging is not tracked.
And because the forest canopy is highly fragmented, logging and other environmental impacts are difficult to quantify.
But the government estimates that about 15 per cent to 20 years ago, Indonesia had about 500 million balsama trees, but that number has decreased to about 400 million.
“If the forest is not protected, the trees will eventually die,” said Kwon, the forest biologist. In 2020,