ASFN supports Social Forestry Management in Southeast Asia

Improved Livelihoods for Community from Sustainable Forests

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ASEAN Member States working with Partners and Civil Society for Forestry Cooperation

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)...

Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in ASEAN

NTFP-EP - 22 January, 2015

Strengthening Civil Society Engagement in ASEAN

The Non-Timber Forest Products - Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) in collaboration with the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Secretariat has provided a platform for CSOs to effectively communicate their inputs on social forestry (SF) and related issues to ASEAN member states (AMS) since 2011 under the ASEAN Swiss Partnership of Social...

Participatory Action Research Training (PAR), to Bring Positive Change and Impact to Community

RECOFTC - 21 January, 2015

Participatory Action Research Training (PAR), to Bring Positive Change and Impact to Community

Makassar, Indonesia - A four-day training on participatory action research (PAR) for community forestry in Indonesia kicked-off yesterday in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Conducted in collaboration with the University of Hasanuddin and supported by The ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Change (ASFCC), the training includes 26 participants from universities, national...

SEARCA - 20 January, 2015

ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) Steering Committee evaluates the ASRF Proposals

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) will convene on 22 January 2015 at SEARCA to evaluate the shortlisted proposals under the ASRF Second Call for Proposals and to discuss other activities for the remaining 11 months of the program’s pilot phase. The ASRF was created to...

ASEAN Needs an Agroforestry Policy

World Agroforestry Centre - 19 January, 2015

ASEAN Needs an Agroforestry Policy

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is made up of 10 member states with a total population of around 600 million and a combined economy that ranks eighth in the world. However, 65 million people in Southeast Asia are still undernourished, according to a 2013 report by the Food and...

Village Forestry Working Group in Lao PDR: A New Beginning

RECOFTC - 19 January, 2015

Village Forestry Working Group in Lao PDR: A New Beginning

The 2nd Workshop on Coordinating Mechanism for Village Forestry in lao PDR was organized by Department of Forestry Lao PDR with support from ASFCC and RECOFTC in Vientiane, on 18 December 2014. The workshop aims to finalize the terms of reference of Village Forestry Working Group, as a recommendation from...

Video Resources

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