Forests and Poverty Alleviation

Poverty particularly among forest communities in Africa is a serious concern. This group contributes baseline information and indigenous knowledge on the contribution of forests to livelihood of local communities and national economies.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:01

Planning for the ICFR/IUFRO 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is well in hand and detailed information can be found on the ICFR website

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:41

This paper discusses the digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicine for the effective management of Ghana’s forest resources.

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:30

The 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests will be held in New York from 1-5 May 2017.  The Agenda items include the following:

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 00:08

In Ghana, there is hardly any system of recording, documenting and preserving indigenous knowledge (IK) or information, let alone a mechanism for capturing IK to cope with dynamic world needs. An option that can be pursued is for the IK so captured to be digitised and stored for later use.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:56

Allanblackia species are high value multipurpose indigenous fruit trees whose seeds contain edible oil that has become a foreign exchange earner for rural-based enterprises.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:29

Draft resolution submitted by the Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests at its eleventh session, Noel Nelson Messone (Gabon), on the basis of informal consultations

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:20

TWAS is inviting young scientists from the developing world, as well as policymakers and diplomats with a science portfolio, to apply to attend a TWAS Science Diplomacy workshop on Sustainable Water Management to be held in Trieste from 30 November to 4 December, 2015.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:15

IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the World Resources Institute is organizing a 3-day training workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration in conjunction with the World Forestry Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:57

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:07

SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm@safnet.org).

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:01

Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 16:43

The objective of the conference is to to share findings from research aimed at improving the sustainability of indigenous mahogany in Ghana’s forest estate in collaboration with industrial and community tree farmers.