Workshop on the Upland Agro-forestry for Rural Development (November 11-22, 2012)

Updated:2014/3/6 11:22:42

 

Background

Forest is one of the most important natural resources that sustains the livelihoods of communities. Among various forms of forestry, agroforestry offers an effective solution for ecological rehabilitation while generating income for rural communities. Diversed farm products can be produced, such as high-value timber, fruits, medicinal products and other non-timber forest products (NTFPs). Agroforestry has the potential to meet short-term livelihood needs with long-term environmental conservation goals.

Building on the APFNet’s workshop on Forestry and Rural Development in 2009 and Community Forestry Development in the Context of Climate Change in 2011, this workshop aims to share successful experience and promote the development of agroforestry in the Asia-Pacific region. It also aims to review community forestry from a practical perspective and identify effective (or ineffective) models and solutions that can be imitated by other communities.


 

Objectives

- Review the scientific, environmental, social, cultural, economic and regulatory dimensions of agroforestry.

- Share good practices and lessons learned in agroforestry in the past decade.

- Identify the problems/challenges associated with applying existing knowledge in promoting sustainable agroforestry.



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