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Water and forestry groups join forces for better conservation of Mau Forest, Kenya

06 Dec 2017

By Patrick Shepherd Kenya’s brief winter is all but over, now we eagerly await the ‘short rains’ to quench her thirst. It was during a sun-baked afternoon in October that I was invited to the Mau Forest by staff from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Green Belt Movement (GBM). They were […]

Introducing students to the ‘Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forestry’

05 Dec 2017

Indonesia’s future leaders in forestry and gender studies will have the chance to make the connections between their disciplines today at the Bogor headquarters of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Reaching out to the next generation of gender and forestry scholars, policymakers, civil society organizations and other stakeholders, CIFOR will introduce the Earthscan […]

Workshop: Bioenergy to restore Indonesia’s peatlands?

04 Dec 2017

Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG) is seeking to broaden efforts to restore degraded peatlands through new Public-Private Partnerships. In collaboration with the government of Central Kalimantan, a series of workshops kicked off in the provincial capital, Palangkaraya, with experts from environmental NGOs, donor organizations, research institutes, and government agencies. The BRG says it is looking […]

CIFOR to sign MoU with Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

28 Nov 2017

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) will come together to strengthen their relationship with the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU signing is the centerpiece of a meeting taking place on 29 November at CIFOR’s Bogor headquarters, which aims to cement the […]

Forest tenure reform implementation in Uganda: Opportunities for the future

21 Nov 2017

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CIFOR talks landscape restoration and bioenergy at Indonesia’s House of Regional Representatives

15 Sep 2017

What are the key crops suitable for Indonesia’s bioenergy needs? How could a bioenergy focus help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? These questions and more were explored at Indonesia’s House of Regional Representatives (DPD) in a presentation by CIFOR’s Himlal Baral and Yusuf Bahtimi. In a discussion with three senators from Committee II on […]

Courses on Landscape Governance in Bonn and Wageningen now taking applications with scholarships available

14 Sep 2017

A pair of landscape governance courses taking place in Europe at the end of 2017 and in April 2018 are now accepting applications. Think Landscapes, Dec. 11-22, 2017, Bonn, Germany Taking place in Bonn, Germany, “Thinking Landscapes” will focus on biophysical, economic and governance perspectives to landscapes and will challenge participants to think about new […]

Call for papers and photographs on shifting cultivation in Asia-Pacific

13 Sep 2017

The editors of the new book “Farmer Innovations and Best Practices by Shifting Cultivators in Asia-Pacific” are calling for papers and photographs. The book will explore the ways in which today’s shifting cultivators are innovating and adjusting their traditional practices to cope with the modern challenges of population growth, market economies, shortages of land and […]

Tanzania villages to offer insight, expertise in films reflecting their lives and livelihoods

12 Sep 2017

Showing a film is usually a straightforward affair. But, in a series of screenings in different Tanzanian villages, the events are the opportunity to further develop the content, reflecting diverse input and creating a unique venue for participation and collaboration. The films reflect ongoing Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) work on commodities, supply chains […]

‘Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests’ to officially launch at IUFRO 2017

12 Sep 2017

At the 125th Anniversary Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Bimbika Sijapati Basnett (CIFOR/FTA) and Marlène Elias (Bioversity/FTA) will officially launch The Earthscan Reader on Gender and Forests on Thursday 21 September from 12:30-13:15 at Room KG I-1015. The reader was edited by Carol J. Pierce Colfer, Marlène Elias, Bimbika Sijapati […]