Field Dialogue on IMPF in Indonesia
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a dialogue with associated site visits in Sumatra, Indonesia in March 2007 to continue its exploration of intensively managed planted forests (IMPFs). A group of experts came together to learn from each other and to identify the conditions under which IMPFs can deliver an optimal and equitable mix of economic, social and environmental benefits, both locally and globally. The Indonesia dialogue was a follow-up from the IMPF China dialogue from April 2006 and was the second in a series of dialogues and field visits on IMPF issues. This dialogue aimed to expand the working group’s knowledge of IMPFs and to contribute to ongoing national policy discussions on the role of IMPFs in meeting Indonesia’s future fiber demands. A priority of this dialogue was to involve key Indonesian officials in the ongoing international dialogue process.