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VIDEO INCAS: Monitoring for Climate Change
30 Nov 2015

INCAS: Monitoring for Climate Change

Before you can stop climate change, you have to know how big the problem is. That's where INCAS comes in. The Indonesian National Carbon Accounting System (INCAS) is being developed by Indonesia to monitor net greenhouse gas emissions from the land sector. It monitors both emissions and the removal of...
VIDEO Making Timber Plantations Attractive for Smallholders
14 Apr 2015

Making Timber Plantations Attractive for Smallholders

Thousands of farmers across Indonesia could be earning more cash from trees they have always grown alongside their other crops. Yet this potential for a higher income is often unmet. A lack of information- about market values, timber growing techniques, and how cooperatives can improve sale price- persists. If farmers can take...
VIDEO Measuring carbon in Peru's tropical peatlands
07 Mar 2014

Measuring carbon in Peru's tropical peatlands

CIFOR researchers get their hands dirty to study Peru's mysterious peat swamps, which are home to a very special tree — and which store immense amounts of carbon that would otherwise enter the atmosphere as carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas. CIFOR is seeking to improve the scientific knowledge of carbon...
VIDEO State Story: Lessons from Acre
04 Nov 2013

State Story: Lessons from Acre

In Brazil's far west, the remote state of Acre is trying to reduce deforestation and carbon emissions - and improve people's lives at the same time.To learn more, and for more stories of CIFOR's work in the Amazon, visit
VIDEO Green Furniture
15 Mar 2013

Green Furniture

Undocumented and illegal cutting and trading of forests across the world has seen international treaties instituted to verify that export timber come from legal sources. In this video, we explore a new piece of legislation just introduced in Indonesia -- the Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK) -- and the impacts...
VIDEO Survival of Jepara Furniture
26 Nov 2010

Survival of Jepara Furniture

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and its partners is carrying out research project entitled "Mahogany and teak furniture: action research to improve value chain efficiency and enhance livelihoods" project (2008-2013). The project is funded by ACIAR and implemented in partnership with the Jepara District Government, the Jepara Multi stakeholder...