CIFOR at 2016 IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania

Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research

24 - 27 October, Beijing, China.
26 October 2016 | 10:30-12:30 | 307B

Forest restoration in hilly and mountainous landscapes: Integrating social protection and economic opportunity

This session is to present relevant research from China, Ethiopia and Vietnam, with specific attention to the social and economic dimensions of forest landscape restoration in upland landscapes. Speakers and panelists will address topics related to smallholder management for ecosystem service provision; outcomes of land tenure reallocations, compensation, loan schemes and alternative livelihood programs implemented to offset the opportunity costs of expanding forest cover; aligning restoration goals with production of timber non-timber forest products; and maximizing benefits and reducing social risks of large scale land-use change in the context of climate change and demographic transitions.


Louis Putzel (Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia), Zhang Kun (China National Forest Economics and Development Research Center) & Li Yanxia (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, China)


Louis Putzel & Zhang Kun

CIFOR Panelists:

Kiran Paudyal
"Who Benefits? Four decades of community-based forest landscape restoration (CBFLR) in Nepal: drivers, processes and achievements"

Yanxia Li
"Case study of incorporating bamboo into landscape restoration for small holders in China: from planting trees to multi-benefits"

Kun Zhang
"Incentives for smallholder participation in forest landscape restoration (FLR) – A comparison of cases from China, Ethiopia, and Nepal"

Habtemariam Kassa
"Shared strengths and limitations of participatory forest management and area exclosures as landscape rehabilitation strategies in Ethiopia"

Peter Cronkleton
"How do property rights regimes provide incentives for Forest Landscape Restoration: Comparing evidence from Nepal, China and Ethiopia?"

Emiru Birhane Hizikias
"Improving and scaling up exclosures as forest land rehabilitation model in Ethiopia: Lessons from Tigray Region"


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