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A case provides information on a particular instance of SFM application. This section includes all the cases available in the SFM Toolbox, they can be in form of publications, videos, audios, websites, etc.

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This video shows the UK experience with biomass energy and the long term objective to increase this type of energy, reducing the one coming from fossil fuels burning. This also includes new opportunity for farmers to grow crops for biomass use. The video also rises some questions of sustainability when biomass...
A range of tree species have been introduced into southern Africa (considered here to be South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe) for a range of purposes. There are also cases of accidental introduction, i.e. the trees were introduced for no defined purpose, while other cases of introduction were a result of...
Buffer zones
09 February 2015
The video shows effects and benefits for landscape and biodiversity to have an untouched buffer zone of a few metres between waterways and felling sites.
Many organizations and institutions have been, or are currently, testing or piloting multi-stakeholder dialogue mechanisms, aimed at improving decision making in the forestry sector. However, to date, little or no systematic assessment of the effectiveness of the various mechanisms has been conducted. The FAO Regional Office for Asia and the...
This film explains what agroforestry is and the myriad of contributions that it has made to Uganda. It starts in the highlands of Kabale, where trees on farms prevented landslides and floods, provided fruit to villagers and made their agriculture more sustainable. It then roams to the parklands of northern...
This film explains what agroforestry is and the myriad of contributions that it has made to Uganda. It starts in the highlands of Kabale, where trees on farms prevented landslides and floods, provided fruit to villagers and made their agriculture more sustainable. It then roams to the parklands of northern...
Burning off: fire law
22 September 2016
This video explains very well the logic behind Aboriginal burning practices. Aboriginal people throughout Australia intelligently used fire for thousands of years to regenerate the plants and soils, and keep the land and water clean. Contrary to popular opinion, they actively care for their land using "Firestick Farming", using a patchwork...
Combating illegal logging and poor forest governance has become a global priority spearheaded by the EU FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) Action Plan. This film highlights the activities of the Strengthening African Forest Governance project. It also focuses on the importance of working with multiple stakeholders to build effective...
The specific purpose of the review is to assess the relevance, rigor and robustness of CIFOR’s existing research on property rights and tenure and identify emerging questions that CIFOR research ought to address in the future. To meet this objective, the consultant examined several aspects of CIFOR’s work, including questions...
The ultimate goal of the NFP is to establish a policy framework and strategy for sustainable management of the country’s valuable forest resources. This document, with detailed action plans and means of implementation based on participatory approach, clearly identifies the forestry approaches and activities that need to be aggressively undertaken in...