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Forestry Seminar: Trends and Issues

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Upcoming Extended Forest Team meeting announcements and other events of interest to the Forest Conservation Community.
XFT June Meeting on Liberia Jun 07, 2006 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 1325 G. St., NW, Suite 400, Nile Conference Room, Washington DC, by Jean Brennan
"The Liberia Forestry Initiative (LFI)-a comprehensive approach to forest sector reform in a fragile state." A series of presentation by: Scot Bode (USAID) on the topic of Community Forestry; Bob Simpson and Oliver Pierson (USFS) on the topic of Commercial Forestry; and Bob Simpson and Jessica Donovan (CI) on the topic of Forest Conservation.
USAID Extended Forest Team's (April) Meeting Apr 05, 2006 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM G. St. NW, 4th Floor Nile Conference Room, Washinton, DC, by Jean Brennan
Speakers: Gray Tappan, USGS International Programs, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Presentation on "Remote Sensing to Unveil Natural Resource Management Impacts in Burkina and Niger."
USAID Extended Forest Team's (March) Monthly Meeting Mar 01, 2006 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 1325 G. St. NW, 4th Floor, Nile Conference Room, Washington, DC, by webadmin
Speakers: Dr. Lini Wollenberg, Senior Associate Center for International Forestry Research and Jon Anderson, USAID/NRM Land Team Presentation: “Beyond Participation: Pluralism as a Basis for Cooperation in Forestry” Introductions: Dr Wollenberg is a social scientist who has worked with CIFOR for 11 years, in Indonesia on research related to multi-stakeholder cooperation, learning and conflict, adaptive management and community forestry. Jon Anderson is a Natural Resource Policy Advisor in USAID NRM Office Land Team. ******* Note: this was rescheduled from Nov ********* Background information on the topic of accommodating multiple interests in forestry; see Unasylva http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/w8827e/w8827e00.htm on Dr. Wollenberg’s work see publication by the same name on www.cifor.org
February eXpanded Forest Team Meeting Feb 01, 2006 from 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM 1325 G. St. NW, 4th Floor, Nile Confr. Rm, Washington, DC, by Jean Brennan
***************** Presentation: Incentives for Landuse Practices that Benefit Both Livelihoods and Biodiversity: Speakers: Edward Millard and Goetz Schroth, Conservation International, Washington DC ***************** ***************** Background: If farmers are to apply land use methods that conserve biodiversity and the environment while advancing their private livelihoods objectives, more is needed than just technical solutions to agronomic problems. Most of all, land users must share in the benefits of the environmental services that they help to conserve in such a way that they are willing to incur the extra costs of using environment friendly land use practices and foregoing options that would be more profitable but also more destructive to the environment. CI works with a range of approaches to providing rural populations with incentives to use land use practices that meet these goals. We will present experiences from a partnership with Starbucks Coffee Company in Mexico to provide producers of high quality coffee with price premiums for meeting certain social and environmental standards. The success of this project contrasts with project experiences in other countries where for various reasons this specific price premium could not be obtained, pointing to the need for a broader portfolio of incentives both as an insurance strategy and for addressing a broader range of land uses within the same landscape. In some cases, price premiums for sustainably-produced agricultural or forest products may be too weak an incentive to compete with alternative developments. Therefore, in the second part of the presentation, we will take these lessons learned to discuss how we intend to design our next agroforestry project in Ghana.
USAID Extended Forest Team's (Dec) Monthly Meeting Dec 07, 2005 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 1325 G. St., NW, 4th Floor - Nile Conference Room, Washington, DC, by webadmin
Speakers: Liz Mayhew, Latin America, Caribbean and Canada Program Coordinator, International Programs, US Forest Service Presentation: “Forest Service Partnerships to Support Sustainable Forestry and NRM in LAC and Canada” Introduction: Liz Mayhew has 18 years of experience in international project implementation and management, focused on forestry, environmental and agricultural related activities in Latin America, the Russia and Central and Eastern Europe. Background: One of several regional programs of International Programs Technical Cooperation unit, the Latin America, Caribbean and Canada Region initiates projects addressing some of the region’s most pressing forestry and natural resource management issues. Among these are fire management, forest monitoring and remote sensing, forest health and invasive species, migratory species and habitat management, watershed management, protected areas and ecotourism, sustainable forestry practices, illegal logging and market incentives for improved forestry practices.
USAID Extended Forest Team's (Oct) Monthly Meeting Oct 05, 2005 from 08:45 AM to 10:30 AM Note this is a different buildling than our regular meeting location: USAID/Ronald Reagan Bldg., Rm. 2.09 D/E ...and require security clearance to enter the building., by webadmin
Speakers: Bruce Cabarle, Director, Forest Program, WWF-US and David Ford, President and CEO, Metafore Presentation: “Making Markets Work for Forests & People: Three Years of Partnership Between USAID, WWF, and Metafore” Introductions: The Sustainable Forest Products Global Alliance (SFPGA) work to advance a new model for forest conservation and community development in USAID-client countries in which responsible forest management is rewarded in the global marketplace. The objective of the Alliance is to increase the demand for responsibly harvested forest products by buyers in those countries and to increase supply of these forest products from producers in developing countries. By reducing trade in illegally harvested or unsustainably managed forest products, opportunities for resource-dependent communities and low-income producers are developed. Background: Mr. Cabarle and Mr. Ford will present an update of key results, challenges faced by the SFPGA over three years and their resolutions, funding and support leveraged by USAID, emerging issues such as China-based demand for forest products, and private sector rewards for involvement in the Global Alliance. For more information: on the Global Alliance visit http://www.usaid.gov/our_work/environment/forestry/forest_initiatives.html on Metafore http://www.metafore.org/ on WWF http://www.worldwildlife.org
USAID Extended Forest Team's (Sept) Monthly Meeting Sep 07, 2005 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 1325 G. St., NW, 4th Floor, Nile Conference Room, Washington DC, by webadmin
Speaker: Andy White, Senior Director, Forest Trends. Presentation: “China in the Global Wood Trade: Market Trends and Implications for Forests, Livelihoods and Governance.” Background: Forest Trends, CIFOR and collaborating organizations in China and East Asia recently completed several years of research on the Chinese forest market, focusing particularly on implications for forests and livelihoods in the E. Asian Region. This work has included analyses of Chinese imports and exports, the plantation sector in China, policy and market constraints in China, impacts of the trade on key supplying countries in the region, and analysis of key international commodity chains. This presentation will highlight the key findings from this research and identify strategic issues and points of leverage for shifting this trade towards contributing to sustainable forestry and livelihoods. For more information: go to {http://www.forest-trends.org/programs/pacific_rim.htm}
File Handout - Presentation by Edward Millard and Goetz Schroth (CI) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Presentation "Incentives for Landuse Practices that Benefit Both Livelihoods and Biodiversity" by Edward Millard, Advisor for Sustainable Landscapes, and Goetz Schroth is Agroforestry Advisor, Sustainable Landscapes Program, Conservation International, Washington DC. Presented at the USAID Forest Team's March 1st Meeting, Washington DC. {Also see Speaker's book announcement "Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation In Tropical Landscapes".}
File Handout - Presentation by Liz Mayhew, USFS (Dec 2005) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Liz Mayhew, Latin America, Caribbean and Canada Program Coordinator, International Programs, US Forest Service Presentation: “Forest Service Partnerships to Support Sustainable Forestry and NRM in LAC and Canada”
File Book Announcement: Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation In Tropical Landscapes by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Island Press order form. Agroforestry and Biodiversity Conservation in Tropical Landscapes brings together 45 scientists and practitioners from 13 countries with decades of field experience in tropical regions to explore how agroforestry practices can help promote biodiversity conservation in human-dominated landscapes, to synthesize the current state of knowledge in the field, and to identify areas where further research is needed.
File China in the Global Wood Trade: Market Trends and Implications for Forests, Livelihoods and Governance by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 11:47 AM
Handout of the presentation given by Andy White, Forest Trends, at the USAID Extended Forest Team meeting, September 2005 in Washington, DC. Forest Trends, CIFOR and collaborating organizations in China and East Asia recently completed several years of research on the Chinese forest market, focusing particularly on implications for forests and livelihoods in the E. Asian Region. This work has included analyses of Chinese imports and exports, the plantation sector in China, policy and market constraints in China, impacts of the trade on key supplying countries in the region, and analysis of key international commodity chains. This presentation will highlight the key findings from this research and identify strategic issues and points of leverage for shifting this trade towards contributing to sustainable forestry and livelihoods.
 
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