Making knowledge work for forests and people
The educational processes on environmental issues about the use and conservation of the tropical dry forests in the Caribbean region in Colombia have been strengthen by the various educational materials produced by the project Alternative pedagogical approaches in the dry tropical forest.01 November, 2016
The Decree 99/2010/ND-CP released on 24 September 2010 by the Government of Viet Nam on Payment for Forest and Environmental Services (PFES) has become one of the most remarkable policies of the forest sector during the past years. The policy is aimed at improving forest quality and quantity and increasing the forest sector’s contribution to the economy, while relieving the government’s financial burden towards forest protection and development.31 October, 2016
A critical analysis of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) within the context of Ghana has revealed that they can play an important role in rural poverty alleviation instead of merely serving as a safety net for rural farmers as they are presently being utilised.
Chainsaw milling is the on-site conversion of logs into lumber using chainsaws. Significant and increasing amounts of timber in the tropics for local markets are produced using this simple technology. For many local and indigenous forest dependent communities, chainsaw milling is an important source of income.
TBI is implementing an EU-funded project that aims to find sustainable solutions to the problems associated with the production of lumber for local timber markets by involving all stakeholders in dialogue, information gathering and the development of alternatives to unsustainable chainsaw milling practices.
More information about the project in Ghana and Guyana:
The project’s overall objectives are to reduce poverty and promote viable livelihoods in forest-dependent communities; reduce illegal logging; and promote the conservation and sustainable management of tropical forests in Ghana and Guyana.
This project is funded by the European Union
EU delegation Ghana: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/ghana/index_en.htm
EU delegation Guyana: http://www.delguy.ec.europa.eu/
2007 - 2015
2007 - 2015
Forest Research Institutes
Foundations, NGOs and associations