Par. 15.2.2 of the Charter contains the undertaking to develop a sawlog growing strategy and programme. This strategy and programme will include the following measures:
||Ensure that emerging timber growers who have lawfully licensed timber plantations are included in DWAF's definition of "resource poor farmers" and subject to the same benefits as others so classified.
||Review the State Forest Exit Strategy in Southern and Western Cape.
||Create incentives for emerging black growers to invest in long rotation sawtimber crops.
||Develop government conditions on lease of state forestland to ensure the continued production of sawlogs.
||Promote greater investment by the sawmilling industry in raw material supply.
||Create land dedication schemes for long rotation crops linked to, inter alia, tax incentives.
||Develop sector programmes involving government and the industry to combat softwood plantation losses.
||Develop appropriate species selection, growing and harvesting strategies that meet the structured market requirements for a diversity of saw-timber products in the country.