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Part 2: Thematic papers

2.1 Major outcomes of the Pucallpa and Samarinda workshops on secondary forests in tropical America and Asia

By Unna Chokkalingam, Wil de Jong and Cesar Sabogal (CIFOR)

The two workshops

The workshop Tropical secondary forests in Latin America was held in Pucallpa, Peru, in June 1997. It was organized by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (TCA) in collaboration with the Central American Commission on Forests (CCAB), FAO, CIFOR, GTZ, and EC-LNV. There were 60 participants representing 18 countries as well as FAO, UNDP, CIFOR, ICRAF and CATIE.

Publications/proceedings of the Pucallpa workshop

Forty participants representing 11 countries as well as FAO, IUCN, SEAMEO SEARCA, TROPENBOS, APAFRI and ICRAF attended the workshop.

Publications/proceedings of the Samarinda workshop:

The following key issues were identified in the two events and were considered to influence the proper management of secondary forests:

Status and importance of secondary forests

Policies, knowledge, experience

Socio-economic and institutional constraints

Key recommendations

The Samarinda vision

The Samarinda workshop hoped that all tropical secondary forests would be integrated into land use systems at the landscape scale, and be managed and developed sustainably and equitably for a range of goods and services.

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