Under the right conditions, locally controlled forestry (LCF) can be a strong contributor to local livelihoods, forest protection and sustainable and equitable development. Creating the right conditions, however, needs the right sort of investment.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) held a four day multi-stakeholder Field Dialogue on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from 6th to 9th February, 2012. This dialogue was hosted by Telapak and The Forest Trust (TFT) with financial support from the Growing Forest Partnership (GFP)4 and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Community Based Forestry Management (CBFM) in Indonesia has significant potential for revenue generation and employment. Yet it remains on the margins of forest policy and economic development planning. This paper describes current practice and constraints in CBFM, as well as the blend of regulatory reform, ‘soft investment’ and financing needed for the sector to succeed and scale.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a four-day, multi-stakeholder field dialogue on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry (ILCF), held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from 12–15 September, 2011. The Dialogue was hosted by TREE AID and sponsored by Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
Locally controlled forests involve one billion people and one quarter of the world‘s forests, providing $75 - $100 billion per year in goods and services and a broad range of other economic, environmental, social, cultural and spiritual benefits.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) organized a two-day scoping dialogue on Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests in Washington D.C., USA on 1-3 June 2011.
The Forests Dialogue stimulates multi-stakeholder platforms for discussion, reflection and the promotion of collaborative solutions to difficult issues facing forests and people. Since its establishment in 2000, TFD has engaged more than 2500 key stakeholders from civil society organisations, the private sector, and governments from all over the world in some
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) helps forest stakeholders engage in vital but contentious forest issues, to explore them together and seek effective changes. Created in 2000, TFD provides international forest sector leaders with a platform
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened this exploratory meeting – a ‘Scoping Dialogue’ – of 26 leaders in the forest sector with an interest in the topic of genetically-modified (GM) trees, at Yale University, 10-11 November 2011.
Between October 2009 and November 2010 The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in partnershipwith IUCN, organized international REDD-readiness field dialogues in five countries including Brazil, Ghana, Guatemala, Ecuador and Cambodia. The field dialogues are part of TFD’s REDD Readiness Initiative that seeks to understand how selected countries are actively engaged in REDD-readiness activities.