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World Forestry Congress

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  • Oscar Simanto, one of the founders of the African Forest Enterprises Connect Network (AFECONET), connect forest and farm producers across Africa (Image: IIED)

    New network aims to connect locally controlled forest enterprises across Africa

    The African Forest Enterprises Connect Network (AFECONET) has been set up to connect and support locally controlled forest and farm producers

    26 October 2015 | News | Forests
  • The author with cocoa farmers in Ghana. Farmers on average receive 3 per cent of a chocolate bar price and many are dependent on a single commodity for their livelihoods (Photo: Marisa Camargo)

    Zero deforestation supply chains: promoting sustainable chocolate

    How can we make chocolate more sustainable? This was one of the questions addressed by IIED researchers in a presentation at the World Forestry Congress in Durban.

    16 September 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • South Africans celebrate 'Vuvuzela Day': the World Forestry Congress in Durban will discuss critical forestry issues (Photo: Dundas Football Club, Creative Commons, via Flickr)

    Time to dust off the vuvuzelas

    Ahead of the World Forestry Congress, which opens in Durban next week, Duncan Macqueen asks whether African forests can be saved

    4 September 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • Trees at Oxford Botanical Gardens. The question is not how to engage young people in forestry issues, but how to harness that engagement (Photo: Geraldine Warren/IIED)

    Nurturing the next generation of foresters

    IIED's Geraldine Warren has joined the social reporting team for the World Forestry Congress in Durban. Her first blog looks at the importance of including young people in efforts to conserve forests

    24 August 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • A forest ranger takes measurements of a tree at Megeni Kitasha in the Rombo District in Moshi, Tanzania (Photo: FAO/Simon Maina)

    IIED at the XIV World Forestry Congress

    IIED and its partners will be at this year's World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, from 7-11 September 2015

    11 August 2015 | Article | Forests
  • The star anise fruit resembles stars: the Thach Ngoa group has five hectares of Illicium verum trees ready for harvest (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

    Star spice in Vietnam's forests

    Business training for farmers in Vietnam is adding spice to their harvest – and encouraging them to form producer organisations to make more from their crop

    5 August 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A tree nursery run by Fedecovera, is the world's biggest exporter of cardamom and a cooperative with 25,000 members (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

    Organise to thrive

    In the run up to the World Forestry Congress in September 2015, Duncan Macqueen highlights how Forest Farm Facility support to help groups organise is helping forest and farm producers in Guatemala

    30 June 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • Participants from 26 countries attended the Forest Connect workshop (Photo: Hop Thinh)

    Locally controlled forestry enterprises could teach us all a thing or two

    Four lessons for successful locally controlled forest enterprises from the Forest Connect workshop in Vietnam

    4 February 2015 | Blog | Forests
  • World Forestry Congress

    The World Forestry Congress, held every six years, is the largest and most significant gathering of the world's forestry sector. Here are some articles on the most important issues for 2009.

    17 October 2009 | Article | Forests
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