• Agroforestry in the uplands of Southeast Asia

    Upland systems are characterized by mosaics of diverse, small landholdings mixed with patches of forests (both primary and secondary), larger-scale industrial plantations of commodity crops, and private sector or government landholdings. Perennial (that is, trees) agricultural systems are common, with naturalized and exotic species dominating. Native ecosystems are usually limited

  • Equity, REDD+ and Benefit Sharing in Social Forestry

    Introduction Governments often make policy decisions based on how effectively and cost-efficiently the policy objective could be achieved. Equity effects are rarely part of the equation. While effectiveness and efficiency indicators can be more easily identified and agreed upon, equity is more challenging as it depends on the specific context

  • ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF)

    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 the 6th Annual ASFN Conference in Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar in

  • ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN)

    The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is 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. ASFN links government forestry policy-makers directly with other network members from civil society, research organizations, academia, private

  • ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)

    The ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) is a Partnership Programme of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that aims to contribute to the ASEAN Mandate and Policy Framework through support for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) and the ASEAN Multisectoral Framework on Climate Change

  • ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry Towards Food Security (AFCC)

    Having been aware of the threat of climate change to food security in Southeast Asia, and acknowledging its potential to strengthen the resilience of its people and ecosystems, and to mitigating climate change through a coordinated response, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has developed a Multi-sectoral Framework on

  • ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, 16- 18 November 2016.

      The Objectives of the ASEAN Regional Workshop are: (i) to provide the venue for the ASEAN Member States to share and update on the current status of bamboo utilization development, its challenges and opportunities in each Country and at the regional level; (ii) to provide the opportunity to identify

  • The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN)

    ASEAN Stories of Social Forestry in the region The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) is 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. Drawing out multi-stakeholder experiences in the region, ASFN continues

  • 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

  • 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;