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MLA - Multidisciplinary Landscape Assessment
  • CIFOR News. 37 - December 2004
    Back to the grassroots
    Wild pigs, sago palms and a trojan horse

Being asked what they think about forest management -or, for that matter, anything else - is a novelty for the Dayaks of East Kalimantan. For decades prior to the fall of President Suharto in 1998, loggers, miners, traders and government officials did much as they pleased with the forests. The local people, many of them forest-dwellers, were seldom consulted.

  • CIFOR News. 37 - December 2004
    CIFOR building capacity: Training partners from west Papua

CIFOR conducts a two week training workshop for a range of forestry stakeholders from West Papua.

  • CIFOR Annual Report 2003 - September  2004
    Back to the grassroots
    Wild pigs, sago palms and a trojan horse

Being asked what they think about forest management -or, for that matter, anything else - is a novelty for the Dayaks of East Kalimantan. For decades prior to the fall of President Suharto in 1998, loggers, miners, traders and government officials did much as they pleased with the forests. The local people, many of them forest-dwellers, were seldom consulted.

  • CIFOR News. 36 - September 2004
    Understanding local people's needs vital for forest development

Understanding what really matters to local people is essential for effective land resource management in forests. Without this knowledge, concerned groups like governments, development organizations and private companies may have difficulty tailoring development and regional management priorities to suit local people's priorities and needs in their efforts to develop a region.

  • CIFOR News. 35 - May  2004
    Understanding local forest needs in Cameroon

In the village of Nkolbibanda, 50 kilometers south of the Cameroon capital of Yaoundé, CIFOR research is providing a better understanding of the environmental needs and priorities of the communities living next to the Ottotomo Forest Reserve.

  • CIFOR annual report 2001
    Understanding the forest: a long-term partnership

Achieving a secure forest estate is a complex challenge because of the range and diversity of the stakeholders involved and their overlapping interests. The people living near forests need access to forest products and services. Private companies must be convinced they can benefit from adopting less damaging forestry practices.