Legal uncertainty over land tenure in Guatemala prevents community access to forestry projects | Customary land tenure and community forestry practices in Ghana | Ban Chautari: an essential forum for dialogue faces an uncertain future | Indonesia dialogue on investing in locally controlled forestry | The final evaluation of GFP has started | Forest and Farm Facility
This edition of Forest Voices takes a look back over the history of community forestry in Nepal throughout the recent turbulent decades and draws conclusions which could help to influence the future of the country's forestry sector.
The central Guatemalan region Las Verapaces holds trade fair which seeks to create business opportunities among members of the forestry sector and promote investments for the export of forest goods, as well as to promote a wider appreciation of forestry culture among Guatemalan society.
This report presents the key achievements of partnership through Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) in Nepal in catalyzing the restructuring of forest-sector policy processes to make them more deliberative and democratic. A key focus of the report will be presenting results and achievements of 2011 activities. The final section will also provide overall achievements of partnership with GFP since 2010.
Ghana’s forestry sector has contributed significantly to socio-economic development over the past thirty years by employing thousands of people and generating about six per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, forest governance – characterised by stakeholder participation, accountability and legality – remains weak and is consequently an obstacle to sustainable forest management efforts.
Seeds from the breadnut fruit, leaves from the xate ornamental palm and chicle (a natural gum) are just some of the products harvested by members of Guatemala’s National Alliance of Community Forest Organizations (the ‘Alianza’) as an economic forest management alternative to the timber trade.
The impacts that protected areas have had on indigenous communities in Thailand and the Philippines have been documented in two recently released studies by KADIOAN Inc. with support from Growing Forest Partnerships.
Los líderes de la Alianza Nacional de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias, hicieron una exposición de sus experiencias en el manejo forestal en el segundo día de actividades de la 47 Sesión del Consejo Internacional de Maderas Tropicales (ITTO por sus siglas en inglés) que se llevó a cabo en la ciudad de Antigua Guatemala del 14 al 18 de noviembre pasado.