The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism

Organising Tree Seed Supply for National Forest and Landscape Restoration Targets: Experiences from Asia

From 15/03/2023 to

Location: online

Join the webinar "Organising Tree Seed Supply for National Forest and Landscape Restoration Targets: Experiences from Asia" on 15 March 2023 from 14:45 to 17:00 (GMT+8) to learn how South and Southeast Asian countries have set targets to restore tens of millions of hectares of degraded forests and landscapes during the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration by 2030. Achieving these targets requires billions of tree seeds and seedlings, but seed sources for native species are widely lacking after decades of forest loss and degradation.

Connect to hear how the region's countries are addressing tree seed shortages and developing seed supply, to meet diverse restoration objectives under a changing climate. Using quality, genetically diverse seed of native tree species in restoration also contributes importantly to the conservation of biodiversity and the species’ evolutionary potential. To explore the agenda, please click here.

Asia lacks an overarching regional programme to support forest and landscape restoration, unlike Latin America and Africa where countries are actively sharing experiences and mobilising public and private funding for restoration through the 20x20 and Afr100 Initiatives, respectively. The Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN) fills the gap when it comes to strengthening capacities to supply seeds for restoration needs. APFORGEN was established in 2003 and has 15 member countries across the region. It provides an unique platform for the region’s researchers and forestry experts to develop and share best practices and capacities for the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of forest and tree genetic resources.

The webinar is jointly organized by APFORGEN, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions, and supported by the UK Darwin Initiative, the National Institute for Forest Science of the Republic of Korea, and the CGIAR Research Initiative on Nature-Positive Solutions. Read more about APFORGEN’s work on tree seed supply for restoration here.

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