Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions

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, 09/20/2019 - 12:08

All FORNESSA members present at the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil are kindly entreated to be present at this meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start at 12:00 and end at 14:00.

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:42

XXV IUFRO World Congress - Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:27

Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication a

Wed, 12/26/2018 - 21:36

Forest Scientists, Colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that the Deadline for Abstracts for the XXV IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019, has been extended to Thursday, 10 January, 2019!

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 10:25

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

"African forest-related policy and politics"

24-27 September 2018 in Yaoundé, Cameroon

1st announcement

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:26

EFN’s Reforestation Grant Program focuses on supporting communities in regaining ecological integrity and enhancing human wellbeing in deforested and degraded landscapes through forest restoration.

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 08:06

Ce livre nous emmène au coeur des zones de forêts denses et sahéliennes de l'Afrique centrale, un écosystème précieux et essentiel à la vie quotidienne de ses habitants, représentant l'un des trois principaux ensembles boisés tropicaux de la planète.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 09:24

Farm forestry has proved to be an important enterprise for small- and large-scale farmers worldwide. It has the potential of improving forest/tree cover across the globe. In Kenya, the forest cover is less than 2%.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 16:01

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 - 16:41

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

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:08

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 - 20:56

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.

Publications

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:27

Promoting the consumption of forest plant foods is a sustainable way of ensuring good nutrition and food  security.  This study  assessed  traditional  knowledge  on  and  use  of  forest  plant  foods  in  three administrative districts of Ghana and evaluated their potentials for domestication and processing. A total  of  606  households  were  randomly  selected  and  interviewed  using  enumerator-administered questionnaires.

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:17

This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land. The provision of clean water is the most basic ecosystem service necessary for life on earth.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:51

In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process. The contribution of forest ecosystems to national income is seen as a vital element of the case for forest conservation in Ethiopia. Prior to this study, no full assessment of the income derived from forest-derived goods and services had been. By assessing the full contribution of forests to market and non-market income, a more complete picture of their economic importance emerged.

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 10:46

This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures  for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation. In particular, the report focuses on the extent to which efficiency improvements could address supply deficiency in the forest sector, thereby reducing pressures on existing forests and related emissions.

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 15:17

Ce document définit la dynamique forestière en Côte d'Ivoire par télédétection concernant trois années pivot (1986, 2000, 2015) en Côte d'Ivoire. Les résultats de cette étude montrent que la couverture forestière a fortement régressé de 1986 à 2015 (7 850 864 ha en 1986, 5 095 452 ha en 2000 et 3 401 146 ha en 2015). Les taux annuels de déforestation sont de 3,04 % sur la première période et de 2,66% sur la seconde période. Les forêts de la Côte d'Ivoire ont ainsi presque disparues en dehors du Parc National de Tai et la réserve de N'zo.