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January 30, 2018
The LEAVES workshop will focus on innovations, lessons learned and approaches for reducing deforestation from beef, soy, and palm oil production chains.  It will also look at approaches for enhancing tree cover while producing shea butter, coffee, cacao and other commodities. Draft agenda is available under logistics below - please check back for a final agenda.  To participate in all or part of the workshop, RSVP to Join via WebEx ( Meeting number (access...
December 19, 2017
The development challenges of an increasingly connected world demand ever more comprehensive answers – and forests are no exception. The risks to forests stem from multiple sources, from the development of mining and road infrastructure, to expanding agricultural production, to growing demand for wood fuels. To address these challenges in a sustainable manner, leaders and stakeholders from other sectors must be engaged to develop solutions that both minimize damage to forests and optimize forests’ contribution to those sectors - in short, “forest-smart” solutions. What’s more, forest-smart...
October 16, 2017
This course is based on two PROFOR–FAO publications on forest governance. One offers a framework for assessing forest governance and the other describes good assessment practices. In five modules, the course will cover: What is forest governance? How do you write an overall plan for a governance assessment? How do you write a specific plan for data collection? How do you collect and analyze data? How do you achieve impact with your results and prepare for future work? To enroll in the course—   1. Go to the OLC web page. If you have taken an OLC course before,...
October 05, 2017
Secure tenure is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of rural economic development goals. However, tenure rights remain insecure across forest areas in many low and middle-income countries, undermining development objectives and creating risks of negative impacts on local people. Part of the Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights serires, the Reducing Inequality in a Turbulent World event will focus on scaling-up strategies to secure indigenous, community and women’s land rights. Alongside the event, PROFOR will hold a...
September 29, 2017
PROFOR will join the FLARE Annual Meeting 2017 to present the Forest-SWIFT tool and findings from its application in Turkey. The Forest-SWIFT tool facilitates data gathering to track and understand poverty and forest dependence.