Making knowledge work for forests and people
The landscape approach has been widely embraced during recent years as a new paradigm or integrated vision. The aim? To ensure that land use planning, policies and management decisions maintain the resilience, productivity and sustainability of landscapes for the benefit of all the people who depend upon them. It is based on the concept that landscapes are multifunctional, dynamic and evolving entities composed of a mosaic of different uses (agriculture, forests, mining, urbanization…) which are highly interdependent.20 August, 2014
Ghana is to hold its first National Forestry Conference at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region from September 16 to 18, 2014. The conference which is under the theme “The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development” would be hosted on the premises of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG).18 August, 2014
Less than 10% of the actors involved in the forestry sector have knowledge about the FLEGT-VPA negotiating process between DR Congo and the European Union, while 90% said they have no information about the process. This is the main result of an investigation conducted by TBI DR Congo in June 2014 in the Province Orientale, DR Congo.
General - 2011
Research related to tropical rainforests involves field-based data collection. Much of this information gathering takes place in territories occupied by indigenous and other forest-based communities. Members of these communities are often used as sources of information for a wide range of topics, including the local use of plants and animals, and conditions of soil, water and forests. This information is often referred to as indigenous or local knowledge.
TBI has developed a Code of Conduct (CoC) to guide researchers in the careful consideration of ethical issues in their field work and publication activities regarding indigenous or local knowledge. This CoC provides a concise background on ethical issues related to forestry research and a practical tool to deal with these issues responsibly.