The Adwenase Forest Management Plan has received a massive facelift following its revision by the kind courtesy of the EU Chainsaw Milling project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners. The plan, first drafted in 1995 by the Resource Management Support Centre (RMSC) of the Forestry Commission and the Assin-Akropong community, was revised to keep step with current forest management practices.17 June, 2013
Converted chainsaw operators are warming up to establish forest plantations as an alternative livelihood to illegal chainsaw milling. This is because in April 2013, the EU Chainsaw Milling project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners provided the requisite starter kits to four chainsaw-dependent communities. The kits comprise seeds of commercial tree species for nursery establishment, protective clothing and requisite implements and materials for plantation development.17 June, 2013
The communities of Sankore and Brewaniase in Ghana, have received artisanal mills donated by the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of the Forestry Commission under the EU Chainsaw project implemented by Tropenbos International Ghana and partners. The mills will be used by the communities to process raw materials acquired from legal sources through a partnership arrangement between chainsaw-dependent communities and forest concession holders.
Increasing fossil fuel prices, rising energy demand, and concerns over global warming have encouraged many countries around the world to develop biofuels. Indonesia is seeking to take advantage of emerging global market opportunities for biofuels. The country possesses extensive oil palm plantations and is now the leading producer of crude palm oil in the world, thus is well positioned to service the biodiesel sector in particular.
This project is part of a collaborative research managed by CIFOR and implemented in collaboration with the Council on Scientific and Industrial Research (South Africa), Joanneum Research (Austria), the Universidad Autónoma de México and the Stockholm Environment Institute. The objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable bioenergy development that benefits local people in developing countries, minimizes negative impacts on local environments and rural livelihoods, and contributes to global climate change mitigation. The project will achieve this by producing and communicating policy relevant analyses that can inform government, corporate and civil society decision-making related to bioenergy development and its effects on forests and livelihoods.
As part of the project, TBI Indonesia is responsible for an activity to evaluate policy and institutional frameworks governing land and resource access and benefits flows from biofuel investments.
The funding for the project has been provided by CAPRi, the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights, through CIFOR.
The goal of this research is to contribute to an understanding of the circumstances under which biofuels can be developed and produced with minimum negative impact on local rights and with positive livelihood outcomes and equitable distribution of benefits. The specific objective of the research is to recommend policies, practices and accountability mechanisms that can be used to safeguard and strengthen the rights and benefits of rural actors in the context of biofuels expansion.
2010 - 2011
2010 - 2011
Forest Research Institutes