Table 2. Cost of community and professional forester-executed measurements of biomass in the study areas in Indonesia, China, Laos, and Vietnam (details in Appendix 3). All costs are in US$.

Country Name of area (site number) No. of plots Data gatherer Training and supervision† Travel and accommodation for data gatherer Food for data gatherer Equipment Wages Total cost year 1 Estimated total cost year 1–4 Total cost per plot year 1 Estimated total cost per plot per year 1–4
Indonesia Batu Majang (a) 64 Community 2212 0 146 48 435 2841 6392 44 25
Indonesia Batu Majang (a) 64 Professional 0 385 353 15 1887 2640 7332 41 29
China Manlin
(b–c)
60 Community 2218 0 0 20 384 2622 5634 44 23
China Manlin
(b–c)
60 Professional 0 416 48 0 836 1300 5200 22 22
Laos Sakok (d–e) 62 Community 2944 0 0 211 526 3681 11177 59 45
Laos Sakok (d–e) 62 Professional 0 2263 0 288 750 3301 11376 53 46
Vietnam Diem
(f)
30 Community 2198 0 58 95 100 2451 5153 82 43
Vietnam Diem
(f)
30 Professional 0 475 554 11 255 1295 5180 43 43
Vietnam Moi
(g–i)
73 Community 2098 0 255 181 343 2877 8897 39 30
Vietnam Moi
(g–i)
73 Professional 0 950 1152 11 510 2623 10492 36 36
†Including travel, accommodation, food and wages for trainers