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
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2018
Congress Title: "Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development"
The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI), launched at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress, is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI).
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%.
The main objective of this study was to determine the effect of different temperatures and moisture contents on Cordia simesis seeds viability on storage.
In East Africa, lepidopteran stemborers such as Chilo partellus and Busseola fusca are major constraints to production of maize, which is the main staple food crop in the region. Cereals depend on silicon (Si)-based defences to fight off herbivores.
Timber species differ in their response to logging disturbance. Knowledge about the impacts of different logging intensities is necessary to determine levels of timber extraction compatible with species responses in order to refine management interventions.
The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) will be hosting the annual Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Sunyani, Ghana, 21-26 May 2017.
The IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR), South Africa, and the University of Oxford, UK, is organizing a 3-day training workshop on Systematic review in forest science, t
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:
An online Glossary of Wildlife Management Terms and Definitions was initiated by the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) and compiled by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) together with the CPW members in order to raise awareness of the
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.
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.
Forest encroachment into savanna is occurring at an unprecedented rate across tropical Africa, leading to a loss of valuable savanna habitat. One of the first stages of forest encroachment is the establishment of tree seedlings at the forest–savanna transition.
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.
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