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25 August, 2015

Tropenbos International at the XIV World Forestry Congress

The XIV World Forestry Congress is to be hosted by the Republic of South Africa on 7-11 September 2015 in Durban. The Congress takes place every six years and brings together the global forestry community to review and analyze the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

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24 August, 2015

Effective forest and farm producer organizations - Sharing stories and experiences

A new book brings together 30 articles, highlighting examples from more than 30 countries, showing that well-organized groups hold the key to a more sustainable and equitable world.

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20 August, 2015

Climate-smart landscapes and the landscape approach – An exploration of the concepts and their practical implications

Global challenges related to poverty, food security, environmental degradation and climate change converge in the rural areas of the tropics. Here is where competition for land and resources is high, poverty and environmental degradation are persistent, and climate change is directly threatening people’s livelihoods.

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31 July, 2015

Strategy to side with indigenous people

To deal with rampant land disputes involving indigenous communities, the Environment and Forestry Ministry of Indonesia has set a target of redistributing 12.7 million hectares of social forests (2015-2019). The majority, 6.8 million ha, would be taken from concession forests — totaling 30 million ha, from which around 10 million ha are under industrial forest permits (HTI) and around 12 million ha are natural production forest concessions (HPH) — in the form of partnership forests, Hutan Kemitraan (HK).

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