• Managing Forest by Local Community “Wiratno”

    1. Community Forests and Village Forests   Forest resources in Indonesia, when they are managed wisely, can contribute to the eradication of structural poverty happening in forest areas. According to a research by Prof. Didik Suharjito (2014), the number of poor people living in villages around the forests reaches 12

  • The 6th ASFN Conference Book

    The ASFN was established in 2005 by ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF) to promote social forestry policy and practices in the region. ASFN aims to contribute to the goal of food security through sustainable, efficient and effective use of land, forest, water, and aquatic resources, by minimizing the risks

  • Milestones of ASEAN Cooperation in Social Forestry

    The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG SF) is a transformation of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN), a government driven social forestry network in Southeast Asia, with main goal to strengthen ASEAN Cooperation in Social Forestry through the sharing of information and knowledge. The AWG-SF is an  ASEAN

  • Optimizing the role of community forestry to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the ASEAN Cooperation on Food, Agriculture and Forestry

    Introduction Despite significant development progress of tropical countries, including those in Southeast Asia, they are also facing numerous social (e.g. rural poverty, inequality) and environmental challenges (e.g. loss of natural forests and biodiversity), compounded by the effects of climate change. Amongst numerous initiatives to combat these social and environmental challenges

  • Agroforestry on peatlands: combining productive and protective functions as part of restoration

    A Agroforestry on peatlands: combining productive and protective functions as part of restoration | 1 groforestry, a contraction of the terms agriculture and forestry, is land use that combines aspects of both, including the agricultural use of trees. The ASEAN countries, in particular Indonesia and Malaysia, are home to the

  • Agroforestry for sustainable mountain management in Southeast Asia

    While mountains are rapidly degrading as a result of deforestation and degradation, agroforestry systems offer great solutions as they can be developed in unfavourable conditions where agricultural production would either rapidly degrade the land or otherwise  would not be possible.

  • Swidden-fallow agroforestry for sustainable land use in Southeast Asia

    Swidden agricultural systems alternate annual food crops and perennial vegetation in a deliberate manipulation of natural vegetation successions. These systems are still widely used by farmers throughout Southeast Asia’s uplands and forest margins, sustaining a range of social and  ecological services. The swiddening process is often combined with agroforestry systems,

  • Agroforestry in Southeast Asia: bridging the forestry–agriculture divide for sustainable development

    The national leaders who adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and subsequently signed the Paris Climate Accord agreed to an integrated approach across many now-separate policy domains. Partial solutions that cause larger problems elsewhere are no longer acceptable. In the land-use sector, the separate histories and institutions for agriculture and

  • Supporting Community Forestry Enterprises (CFEs) with the ASEAN Strategic Action Plan (SAP) for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

    Forests and Livelihoods The World Bank reported that an estimated 90 percent of the poorest people rely on forests for subsistence and income. To date, forests are inhabited by approximately 1.3 billion rights holders (Mcqueen, 2008) of which 450 million people are living in the Asia-Pacific (ADB, 2003) and an

  • Intended Nationally Determined Contributions from Forestry in ASEAN Countries

    Introduction The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States have carried out individual and collective actions to address climate change, including curbing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, taking into consideration common but differentiated responsibilities, national circumstances and respective capacities, among others. ASEAN Leaders have also supported the process under the