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September 26, 2011
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in association with leading business groups, NGOs, development agencies,  and government ministries, convened a one-day conference entitled Forests Indonesia: Alternative futures to meet demands for food, fibre, fuel and REDD+ on September 27, 2011 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event provided a platform for 1000 leaders of all stakeholder groups to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the country in the sustainable use of its forests. The following description is from CIFOR's website: Indonesia is...
July 05, 2011
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "The Business of Trees." 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 2011 Issue of PROFOR Update.    
June 29, 2011
The World Bank's Sustainable Development website focuses this month on forests with a feature story that gives some prominence to PROFOR knowledge and videos, including the landscape restoration map developed by WRI, a video by John Liu created for Forest Day 4, and an interview with Dr. Dennis Garrity on the merits of Faidherbia albida.  
June 21, 2011
The United Nations made "Forests for People" the theme of the 2011 International Year of Forests, to celebrate the central role people play in conserving and managing forest resources. This initiative has also prompted the Collaborative Partnership on Forests to put together a calendar of thematic press releases exploring all sorts of forest facets. The press releases, gathered in one place by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, give a sense of the breadth and depth of forests issues and places forests at the heart of many human concerns from...
May 22, 2011
Nairobi/Washington DC – Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing climate. Organizers of a three-day Investment Forum in Nairobi on May 25-27 are hoping these groups will focus their eyes on trees – trees in productive landscapes that can help achieve the ‘triple win...