Related blogs

On this page you can access a selection of recent blog posts which are related to FFF's mission, events and work in the countries.

Market Analysis and Development training course participants (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

Bolivia's indigenous peoples drive forest farm innovation to benefit Mother Earth
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From IIED Blog, posted on 25 November 2014

In Bolivia, the state is providing support to encourage community organisations to trial innovative new business models that challenge free market norms. Could such new ways of doing business also deliver greater benefits for the planet?

 


 

Community Forest Inventory in Nepal. Maija Kaukonen, WWF

It’s time for revolution in forest business!
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From Kepa Blog, posted on 13 November 2014

Investors vie for forest land. This might risk the livelihoods of the local communities and cultural forested landscapes. A new ‘locally controlled forestry’ -approach is available, that maintains the integrity of both forests and peoples who depend on them.

 

 

 


Left, a nursery worker in Central Kenya meeting growing demand for forest-farm tree growing, and right, SACN member Ms Njeri has taken out a 10-year lease on land to grow trees (Photos: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

Taking the brakes off forest farm development in Kenya
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From IIED Blog, posted on 11 November 2014

Kenya means business when it comes to supporting forest farms – partly because it needs to fix a wood demand-supply gap of 12 million m³ per year. So the launch of the Forest Farm Facility (FFF) in Nariobi on 6 November was timely.

 


The week of 24-28 March 2014, in Myanmar, pictured, the Forest Farm Facility is funding a national exchange between forest and farm producer groups and many other producer groups (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

FFF: Getting resources to those who matter
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From IIED Blog, posted on 24 March 2014

Improving the participation of rural people has been in vogue for years, often with limited success. Here's one scheme that lives up to the hype by involving forest and farm producers on their own terms.

 

 

 


 

Countryside in Guangxi Autonomous Region, China. Photo: Duncan Macqueen

Strength in numbers: The promise of forest producer organisations
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Blog, posted on November 28, 2013

Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society —if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.

 

 


Smallholder forest-farm in Myanmar. Photo credit: Duncan Macqueen

Fairer by Far: Multi-functional Mosaics for Public Goods
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Blog, posted on August 23, 2013

Wrapping up another week looking at what resilience means in the context of a landscape, today’s guest author shares some insight on the management of public goods (e.g. ecosystem services) in multi-functional landscapes. This discussion highlights recent research on how forest-farm landscapes can provide greater public goods and alludes to another study conducted on investment in locally controlled forestry, both of which touch upon risk mitigation and building more resilience of both ecosystems and communities.


 

A forest grows between two rice terraces in Nepal. Credit: Sajal Sthapit

Nepal: Forestry and agriculture and the story of their fake divorce
By Grazia Piras, Senior Researcher, Forest Team, Natural Resources Group, IIED

From IIED Blog, posted on 18 July, 2013

While many Nepali subsistence farmers happily combine forestry and agriculture on their land, there is little integration between the two sectors in the country’s policy and administration.

 

 


 The flower of the Elephant Foot Yam. Photo: Duncan McQueen

Myanmar: Could an unusual yam help the march of community forestry?
By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
From IIED Blog, posted on 17 May, 2013

An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.

 

última actualización:  jueves 27 de noviembre de 2014