To meet the needs of 9 billion people by 2050, food production will need to increase by an estimated 60 percent. In reaching this goal however, the world should be careful not to compromise the essential natural resources base (water, soil, and ecosystem services delivered by forests) that are central to improving production. 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...
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September 05, 2013
Call for Abstracts: World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
July 14, 2013
The IUFRO World Congress in 2014 is expected to draw more than 3,000 delegates from over 100 countries to Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 5-11, 2014. Abstracts for sessions will be accepted between 15 July and 15 October 2013. The scientific program for the XXIV IUFRO World Congress will consist of plenary sessions, sub-plenary sessions, technical sessions, and themed poster sessions. In keeping with the spirit of the Congress title – Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research – the Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) is developing a program to highlight how...
July 02, 2013
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Managing trade-offs." It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events, lists newly approved knowledge activities and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the July 2013 issue of PROFOR Update.
Private Sector Dialogue on Efforts to Combat Illegal Logging and Associated Trade and Promote Trade in Legal Forest Products
June 24, 2013
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade held a side-event in Medan, Indonesia with support from PROFOR, the Forest Legality Alliance and the Nature Conservancy. Participants and speakers included representatives of companies, trade associations, non-governmental organizations, and academia that are actively engaged in: efforts to combat illegal logging and associated trade and promote legal trade in forest products the development and application of wood identification and tracking technologies The Private Sector...
May 27, 2013
"Heart of Iron," a documentary about mining in the Congo Basin rainforest, was screened at an event sponsored by World Wildlife Fund, the World Bank Oil, Gas and Mining unit and the Africa Region Sustainable Development Department. Trailer: Heart of Iron Trailer from Heart of Iron Film When: Tuesday May 28, 2013 3:00 - 5:00 PM (Reception to follow) Where: World Wildlife Fund-US, 1250 24th St., NW, Washington, DC 20037 Speakers Jamal Saghir, Director, Sustainable Development Department, World Bank David Reed, Sr. Vice President, Policy, World Wildlife Fund-US Allard...