ASEAN Economic Community and Social Forestry: Readiness and Potential Impacts and Opportunities

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Multifunctional Landscape Mosaic and the Promise of Social Forestry

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Ensuring Fair Benefits from Forest and Land Use and Incentive for Sustainable Practices

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Recommendation of ASFN 6th Conference

Indonesia - 02 September, 2015

Recommendation of ASFN 6th Conference

Adopted by the 18th ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) Meeting, Yogyakarta, 6-8 August 2015 In June 2014, the ASOF endorsed the Strategies and Mechanisms to Strengthen ASEAN cooperation in Social Forestry that were Adopted by the ASFN in the 5th ASFN Conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in May 2014. Following this in...

Land rights and tenure security issues dominate 6th ASFN conference discussions

RECOFTC - 03 June, 2015

Land rights and tenure security issues dominate 6th ASFN conference discussions

Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar. Land rights and secure tenure top the list of ‘must haves’ if smallholders and local farmers are to successfully integrate to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) once it is fully implemented this year. Participants and delegates argue that rights and secure tenure will lessen the...

Social forestry can help resolve climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, land degradation and poverty: Myanmar's Minister of Environmental Conservation and Forestry

RECOFTC - 02 June, 2015

Social forestry can help resolve climate change, biodiversity loss, deforestation, land degradation and poverty: Myanmar's Minister of Environmental Conservation and Forestry

Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar. Myanmar’s Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry Union Minister, H.E U Win Tun opened the 6th Conference on ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) in Hu Pin Hotel, Inle Lake, Myanmar with a strong message of commitment and political support towards social forestry during his speech...

Press Release - ASEAN Economic Community and Its Inter-relationships with Community Livelihoods and Environment Conservation

ASFN - 01 June, 2015

Press Release - ASEAN Economic Community and Its Inter-relationships with Community Livelihoods and Environment Conservation

June 1, 2015 - Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar. The Union Minister of Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF)of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar H.E. U Win Tun will formally open the Conference on “ASEAN Economic Community and Its Inter-relationshipswith Community Livelihoods and Environment Conservation” in Inle...

The ASFN 6th Conference and 9th Annual Meeting in Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, June 1-5, 2015

ASFN - 14 April, 2015

The ASFN 6th Conference and 9th Annual Meeting in Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar, June 1-5, 2015

The ASFN Conference and Annual Meeting will be organized at Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar from June 1-5, 2015. The conference will be on June 1-3 with the theme“ASEAN Economic Community and Its Inter-relationships with Community Livelihoods and Environment Conservation”. The Annual Meeting of ASFN Leaders and focal points from...

Three Proposals will be funded by ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF)

ASFN - 28 January, 2015

Three Proposals will be funded by ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF)

Los Banos, Philippines - The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) Program Steering Committee (PSC) met on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in Los Banos, Philippines. The Meeting assessed eight proposals that have been shortlisted under the Second Call, then decided to approve three proposals (subject to some clarifications)...

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Celebration Forest For People

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Forests and Social Forestry

Based on 2010-2013 social forestry data from national governments provided by members of  the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change Learning Group. For more information: http://www.recoftc.org/project/asfcc/q-and/infographic-social-forestry-and-climate-change-asean