The Knowledge Tree is a rich source of information about social forestry practices in Southeast Asia. It is a compilation of intelligence gathered by the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry since 2005. The work of partners under the ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change has enriched this body of knowledge.
JAKARTA – (Mar. 3, 2020) At a knowledge sharing and closing event in Jakarta last week, delegates celebrated over a decade of partnership, sharing lessons and results from the ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW2019), will be held in Songdo ConvensiA Convention Center, Incheon, the Republic of Korea, on 17-21 June 2019. Jointly hosted by the The Korea Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, APFW2019 will promote the theme “Forests for peace and well-being” and provide a venue to discuss and share views on the most pressing challenges in the forestry sector.
Agriculture is a big contributor to deforestation. Rural populations use forest resources and cut down forests to meet subsistence and livelihood needs. In other instances, commercial agriculturalists clear vast swathes of forests often with the implicit backing of governments.
Social forestry as a form of small-scale forestry has been promoted in South East Asia for decades and could be considered as a new mode of forest management. The areas allocated for or identified as relevant to social (or community) forestry are often in remote areas, in frontier areas near national borders.
Hanoi and Ninh Binh, Vietnam, 16-22 November 2017 CIFOR in collaboration with the Vietnamese Academy of Forestry Sciences (VAFS) organized an ASFCC advanced writing workshop in Hanoi and Ninh…
Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar, 16-18 October 2017 CIFOR-ASFCC and GCS-M1 has initiated a writing of Myanmar REDD+ Country Profile. The country profile is part of the Global Comparative Study…
Vientiane, Laos, 11-12 October 2017 In February 2017, CIFOR’s ASFCC organized a training workshop on aspects of REDD+ benefit sharing and safeguards with the FCPF REDD+ Readiness project, CliPAD-GIZ…
Stockholm, 20-23 August 2017. ASFCC was presenting in Resilience 2017 Conference ‘Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability’ in Stockholm. The conference focuses on resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science (http://resilience2017.org/).
Chiang Mai, Thailand, 12-16 June 2017. The 7th AWG-SF Conference was organized by the AWG-SF Secretariat in collaboration with ASFCC supporting partners (CIFOR, NTFP-EP, RECOFTC, ICRAF, and SEARCA). It was hosted by the Royal Forest Department (RFD) of Thailand.