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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Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

ASFN - 01 December, 2015

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

Concept Note for Stream 3: Serving society: forestry and people Asia-Pacific Forestry Week Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines, 22-26 February 2016   Background Forests cover one-third of the Earth's land surface and their conservation and sustainable management are essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A fundamental component of this must be...

World Agroforestry Centre - 01 October, 2015

Forest fashion, food and music wows Congress delegates: a photostory

  BY ROB FINLAYSON · SEPTEMBER 9, 2015   Demonstrating that forests are more than then the sum of their trees, indigenous forest-dwellers showcased high-end fashion, food and orchestral prowess to the delight and edification of World Forestry Congress delegates. A story told in pictures…     From left: Pralong Dumrongthai; Efendi bin Sulaiman; Jena Lagunday; Hadi Daryanto;...

World Agroforestry Centre - 01 October, 2015

Policy dialogue on social forestry in Southeast Asia: investing in a sustainable future for people and forests

BY ROB FINLAYSON · SEPTEMBER 11, 2015   ‘Forestry is not about trees, it is about people. And it is about trees only insofar as trees can serve the needs of people.’ Jack Westoby   Key messages from the policy dialogue In order to ensure that local communities benefit from the integration of Southeast Asian nations into a...

ASFN Participates on WFC XIV, in Durban, South Africa

ASFN - 06 September, 2015

ASFN Participates on WFC XIV, in Durban, South Africa

September, 7-11, 2015- Durban, South Africa. ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) along with key Partner Organization participates on World Forestry Congress (WFC) XXIV. With the support from the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), ASFN will host two Side Events one on September 8, and the other...

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...

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Community Based Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Vietnam

Community Based Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in Vietnam

Tram Chim National Park is one of two wetland preservation...

Celebration Forest For People

Celebration Forest For People

The theme for the International Year of Forests is particularly...

Engaging Community Forestry in Vietnam: A Story from Lang Son

Engaging Community Forestry in Vietnam: A Story from Lang Son

Forest-dependent people are largely missing out on new wealth generated...

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