Forestry and Rural Development



Location: Kunming, China

Duration: 5-16 July, 2010


Group Photo of Participants

The workshop on the Forestland Tenure System, as an integral component of the capacity building of APFNet, was held in Kunming City, P. R. China from July 5 to July 16, 2010. Participants consisted of fourteen senior officers from forestry departments, research institutes, and universities in the Asian and Pacific economies. The National Plateau Wetlands Research Center (NPWRC) and Southwest Forestry University (SWFU) organized and implemented the training, with full funding from APFNet.

The purpose of the workshop is to identify the key challenges that Asia-Pacific economies face with regard to forestland tenure reform and to propose possible solutions. At the end of the training, participants will better understand the key factors which affect implementation of the reform, many of which will vary according to specific socio-economic and cultural conditions. They will also gain an appreciation of gaps and capacity building needs to carry out forestland tenure reform in their own economies.

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Discussion Among Participants

The 12-day workshop consisted of three components: presentations on specific themes, a three-day field excursion, and interactive sessions among participants, speakers and APFNet staff. Course modules combined classroom lectures, case studies, participant presentations and a field trip. Consistent with the objectives of the workshop, lectures covered the following topics: terminologies and theory of forest tenure; global and regional forestland tenure; use and management rights of forestland, transferability and ownership of trees; collective forest reform and management in China; participatory and social forestry; management of collective forests and forest cooperative organizations; and forestland tenure reform in Yunnan Province. A field excursion to several sites provided the opportunity for participants to interact with local forest managers and community members.

Following the classroom segment of the workshop, a three-day field trip took place from 13-15 July, 2010. Participants travelled to Dehong Prefecture where they visited 2 counties (Luxi and Longshuan), 3 cities (Mangshi, Luxi and Riuli), and six villages (Xiangguntang, Fangmaqiao, Padi, Makandi, Manhuan, and Lvliang).

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Field trip to Qiubei County

They learned about forestland tenure reform and forest management in the region and were shown a large-scale afforestation project; the protection of state forests for ecological benefits; community forestation supported by forestry bureaus; a service center where tenure rights are traded; a botanical garden for in-situ and ex-situ conservation; trees bearing cash crops planted by households; a forestry bureau nursery; a bamboo plantation; and a rehabilitated degraded community forest. All information conveyed was of great interest and provided participants the opportunity to see firsthand the outcomes of forestland tenure reform.


Lectures by Resource Persons

Lecture 1:ppsx Theory of property rights and forest tenure 3.34 MB
Dr. Tint Lwin Thaung, RECOFTC

Lecture2: 2-Dr.Tint_Forest Tenure Workshop presentation.ppsx2.11 MB
Dr. Tint Lwin Thaung, RECOFTC

Lecture3: ppsx3-Dr.Xie Yi_Forest Tenure and Transfer.ppsx3.06 MB
Dr. Xie Yi, Beijing Forestry University

Lecture4: ppsx4-Prof. Liu Can_Performances of collective forest regions in CHINA.ppsx14.46 MB
Dr. Liu Can, China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center

Lecture5:ppsx5-Dr.Liang_Adaptation to Climate and Ecosystem Change.ppsx6.08 MB
Dr. Liang Luohui, United Nation University

Lecture6: ppsxCommunity Participation in Forestry and Social Forestry Development4.22 MB
Prof. Xuan Yi, Yunnan Academy of Social Science

Lecture7: ppsxForestland Tenure Reform in Yunnan Province6.05 MB
Prof. Shen Lixin, National Plateau Wetland Research Center

pdfParticipant’s Address Book263.04 KB

pdfWorkshop Summary Report6.98 MB

pdfWorkshop Proceeding3.47 MB