While establishing effective and equitable benefit sharing mechanisms in the forest sector is clearly important, it has been a serious challenge in many countries. The major objective of this activity is to develop country road maps for benefit sharing arrangements using PROFOR’s Options Assessment Framework, which employs a participatory approach to analyze and improve benefit sharing arrangements. The technical assistance will target three countries in Latin America, Africa and East Asia
This analysis of the the forest sector in Nepal provides policy priorities and recommendations to the Ministry of Forestry and Soil Conservation and other audiences, to improve mechanisms for resource mobilization in forestry, incentives, and governance. The newly published volume also includes a detailed overview of control problems currently encountered in the sale of timber from community-managed forests in the Terai area, and guidelines for contract preparation and administration.
As leaders in agriculture, forest, and climate change research converge in Warsaw for the Global Landscapes Forum this week, a study focused on a watershed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, provides a potent example of the extent to which land use management matters to preserving drinking water sources in a changing climate.
A new Working Paper by a leading expert on Chinese forestry lays out options for policy and institutional reforms in key state forest management areas in Northeast China. Such reforms could promote the transformation of practices toward economic viability, sustainable forest resource management, and local livelihood security.
Governments are asking for support to meet growing demands for food and energy, through resilient and sustainable systems. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the potential of Tree-based Ecosystem Approaches (TBEAs) to increase food security, enhance resilience and sequester carbon. Determining how to scale up TBEAs in an inclusive and accelerated manner could increase the impact of donor interventions in this area.
A couple of years ago, country musician Luke Bryan had a hit single called “Rain is a good thing.” I am sure that millions of people in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia agreed with him when real and artificial rain fell on the burning peatlands in Riau in Central Sumatra, extinguishing fires and bringing down pollution levels.
Neeta Hooda, Senior Carbon Finance Specialist at the World Bank, shares her perspective on the recent application of a forest governance assessment tool in Liberia. Some of the priorities highlighted by workshop participants will be included in the national monitoring and evaluation framework for REDD+.