Author Archives: Julie Mollins

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Keeping local rights in sight during land-use planning

A version of this story was originally published on the website of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), which will host a session titled Governance: Governing access and securing rights to land and resources at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 to 6, 2014. Follow ICRAF on Twitter. The rights of local and indigenous people have often been overlooked…

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Global partnership tackles threats to mangrove ecosystems

This story was originally published on the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) website. MFF will host a session on climate change mitigation and adaptation at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 – 6. Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partner-led initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. Co-chaired by the…

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Speaking out on the role of women and agriculture in Nepal

Tony Bartlett is Forestry Research Program Manager with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). A version of this story was originally posted on the ACIAR website. ACIAR will host a session titled Equitable development: Improving livelihood benefits for smallholders in the forestry value chain  at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on May 5 and 6. Sujata Tamang makes a significant contribution to her…

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Putting land tenure and agroforestry at the heart of a sustainable future

This story was originally published on the website of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), which will host a session titled Governance: Governing access and securing rights to land and resources at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 to 6, 2014. Follow ICRAF on Twitter. Our suffering planet looks to be on a path of…

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Global program promotes sustainable bamboo and rattan trade

This story was originally published on the website of the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), which will host a session titled “Food and biodiversity: Supporting forest livelihoods for food security, adaptation and mitigation” at the upcoming Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 – 6, 2014. Follow INBAR on Twitter. It may have a long and complicated name,…

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Youth speaks out about involvement in Forests Asia Summit

This story was originally published on the Melbourne School of Land and Environment website. Recent Master of Forest Ecosystem Science graduate and a current Melbourne School of Land and Environment tutor, Sarah Dickson-Hoyle discusses her role with the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), and her current work in co-coordinating the ‘Youth in Southeast Asia’ session…

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Australia acacia tree genus enhances livelihoods in Asia

Tony Bartlett is Forestry Research Program Manager with the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)  — A version of this story was originally posted on the ACIAR website. A genus of Australian tree, Acacia, is playing an important role in many countries, helping to improve livelihoods for so many people while providing enhanced environmental benefits in rural landscapes in many Asian countries….

AFoCo ‘Landmark Program’ aids ASEAN forest management

BOGOR, Indonesia (CIFOR) — The ASEAN-Korea Forest Cooperation (AFoCo) partnership aims to develop potential for green growth through regional training and academic activities that raise public awareness about forest restoration and sustainable forestry. Its new “Landmark Program” — a joint development initiative created by the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and…