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Agroforestry Development in the Asia-Pacific Region

Agroforestry Development in the Asia-Pacific Region  October 2013

 
As part of its capacity building program, the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) sponsored a workshop on agroforestry for rural development. In November 2012, participants from fifteen developing economies met in Kunming, China to exchange best practices and lessons learned on how to diversify household incomes, reduce poverty and restore the environment by combining trees with agricultural cash crops and/or animal husbandry. This book is a compilation of the participants’ report, and explores different ways enhanced domestic farming practices to better enhancing domestic farming practices.
 
 
APFNet Annual Report 2012

APFNet Annual Report 2012  June 2013

 
Twenty twelve was another year of notable and significant accomplishments for the Asia Pacific Network for Rehabilitation and Sustainable Forest Management (APFNet). During the year, institutional development deepened, APFNet pilot projects made good progress and increasingly demonstrated their effects for the development of the Asia Pacific region. In addition, existing partnerships were strengthened and new ones developed, the network made important contributions to capacity building for sustainable forest management in the region, and information sharing was diversified with new, innovative products and approaches.
 
 
Roles of Forest Resource Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Roles of Forest Resource Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region  January 2013

 
As part of its capacity building program, APFNet together with the Mekong Institute organized a workshop on the Roles of Forest Resources Management in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Twenty five participants from six member economies (Cambodia, China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) met in Kunming, China to exchange best practices and lessons learned on how to improve watershed management through better forestry. This book is a compilation of the participants’ report, and explores different ways adopted by the six economies to better manage their forest resources and maintain watersheds. In addition, a case study or document on best practices of each economy is included.
 
 
Ecological Rehabilitation in China

Ecological Rehabilitation in China  January 2013

 
The last three decades have witnessed great effort by China in afforestation/reforestation to rehabilitate the ecological system. This book documents 7 major initiatives or programs undertaken by the Chinese government since the 1980s to deal with alarming environmental and ecological degradation and the achievements made through program implementation. APFNet would like to make the information on the implementation and approaches adopted in these programs available to other economies in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. To complete this booklet, APFNet invited experts and professionals in China’s State Forestry Administration to compile and write the individual chapters.
 
 
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Sustainable Forest Management in the Asia-Pacific Region  December 2012

 
This paper presents highlights from 27 reports which participants submitted from the 17 economies that attended workshops sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), held in Kunming, China in November 2010 and October 2011. It notes the similarities and differences in the management of forest resources in the Asia-Pacific region, identifies challenges in this regard and suggests ways to improve the current situation.