FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Promoting the Role of Natural Regeneration in Large-scale Forest and Landscape Restoration: Challenges and Opportunities & Consultation to Operationalize Regional Strategy and Action Plan for Forest and Landscape Restoration in Asia-Pacific

19/06/2017-21/06/2017 Nanning, China




A regional workshop will be organized in Nanning, Guangxi Province, China to better understand the challenges and opportu-nities for natural forest regeneration and to promote its inclusion as a major component of large-scale restoration initiatives. The specific objectives of the workshop are as follows:

  • Raise awareness among policymakers and practitioners regarding the potential of natural generation in contributing to the achievement of forest restoration goals.
  • Share experience in and scope for using natural regeneration as a tool for forest restoration.
  • Discuss key issues related to restoring forestlands through natural regeneration: including the ecology, techniques an monitoring of regeneration; enabling policy, regulatory and institutional framework; and the economic and social dimensions of natural regeneration.
  • Identify barriers, gaps and opportunities for mainstreaming the application of natural regeneration as a viable and effective strategy in forest restoration; and
  • Develop recommendations on the way forward to promote the use of natural regeneration in regional and national restoration initiatives.

The result of the workshop will also feed into the consultation on regional strategy and action plan for forest and landscape restoration which will be incorporated into the final session of the workshop.


Concept Note


Agenda and presentations