2014 International Union of Forest Research Organizations

5-11 October, Salt Lake City, United States

Presentations



People and forests trajectory

People and forests trajectory

Presentation from IUFRO World congress 2014: People and forests trajectory. Forestry researchers are taking serious notice of the impacts of forests on people, and people on forests. Encouraging examples include attention to human well-being, attempts to work collaboratively with communities and their subgroups, a focus on power relations (devolution, ethnic and gender studies), and attention to people’s knowledge about forests. More controversial topics like swidden agriculture, human health, nutrition, human rights and population have also been addressed. But much remains to be done.
Women and charcoal value chains of Eastern and Southern Africa

Women and charcoal value chains of Eastern and Southern Africa

This presentation from the IUFRO 2014 World Congress’ session on gender and forestry value chains focused on Women and charcoal value chains of Eastern and Southern Africa. The session shed light on the role of women in forest value chains in the face of forest loss and a range of uncertainties generated by ever‐increasing demands for food, timber, and ecosystem services in a globalized world.
Wildlife: a forgotten and threatened forest resource

Wildlife: a forgotten and threatened forest resource

This presentation from the 2014 IUFRO World Congress examined the role of wildlife as a forest resource. This presentation was a part of the forest foods, medicines, and health session of the IUFRO World Congress. Experts explored the state of knowledge on how forests around the world provide products and services that maintain and improve human health and well being.
Are women more vulnerable to climate change in rural South Africa?

Are women more vulnerable to climate change in rural South Africa?

This presentation from the 2014 IUFRO World Congress examined the question, "Are women more vulnerable to climate change and other interacting stressors In the rural Eastern Cape, South Africa?" This presentation was part of a session that focused on challenges, opportunities, and outcomes of securing women’s participation in forest governance, linking them with issues and experiences in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Myths and realities about men, women and forest use: a global comparative study

Myths and realities about men, women and forest use: a global comparative study

In this IUFRO 2014 presentation, CIFOR scientists challenge perceptions about men, women, and forest product use. This presentation was a part of a session which focused on challenges, opportunities, and outcomes of securing women’s participation in forest governance, linking them with issues and experiences in climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Value of traditional knowledge for sustainable forest management

Value of traditional knowledge for sustainable forest management

This session of the 2014 IUFRO World Congress focused on the relevance of traditional knowledge, practices and social/governance institutions in the conservation, management and restoration of forests and sustainable use of forest biodiversity. Seram Island, Indonesia was used as a case study.
Managing for high value timber and biodiversity in the Congo Basin

Managing for high value timber and biodiversity in the Congo Basin

This session of the 2014 IUFRO World Congress explored how biodiversity positively impacts management of high-value timber species, (e.g., protection from pests and pathogens) and, conversely, how management for high-value species helps conserve biodiversity (e.g., how planted forests can conserve biodiversity).
Impact of forest certification on sustainable forest management

Impact of forest certification on sustainable forest management

Technical experts assessed forest certification, including impacts on forest management and timber markets, effects for forest workers and communities affected by certified forest management, quality of certification audits, and governance and authority of certification schemes.
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