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Making Forestry Work for the Poor: Adapting Forest Policies to Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Asia-Pacific
25 Feb 2020     

PROJECT TITLE

Making Forestry Work for the Poor: Adapting Forest Policies to Poverty Alleviation Strategies in Asia and Pacific

 

EXECUTING AGENCY

Regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO/RAP)

 

ECONOMIES DIRECTLY BENEFITED

Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

 

DURATION

21 months, March 2010 to December 2011

 

GOAL

To assist forestry agencies in strategic planning and developing means to reduce poverty through sustainable forest management and forest rehabilitation.

 

OBJECTIVES

1. To draw together methods and means by which poverty has been effectively reduced in South and Southeast Asian developing economies;

2. To build capacity within forestry agencies and local NGOs through engagement in assessment of past efforts to reduce poverty through forestry;

3. To distribute findings to an Asia-Pacific audience and increase awareness of effective means to adapt forest policies to poverty alleviation strategies.

 

PROJECT OUTPUTS  

Output 1: Document methods and means by which poverty has been effectively reduced in the Asia-Pacific region.

Output 2: Strengthen capacity within forestry agencies and local NGOs for strategic planning and for integrating poverty alleviation measures in forestry policy.

Output 3: Increase awareness of effective means to adapt forest policies to poverty alleviation strategies.

 

Activities

Output 1: Document methods and means by which poverty has been effectively reduced in the Asia-Pacific region. Activities will be undertaken are as follows:

1. Conduct forestry-poverty economy studies. In each of the 11 target economies, studies will be commissioned to document ways in which forestry has contributed to poverty reduction and means by which contributions could be made in the future. On the basis of the survey, further investigation will be undertaken to document the background situation and record factors that contributed to the reduction of poverty. Reports based on these investigations will outline areas for future interest by considering findings in the light of probable future forestry sector developments.

 

Output 2: Strengthen capacity within forestry agencies and local NGOs for strategic planning and for integrating poverty alleviation measures in forestry policy. Activities will be undertaken are as follows:

2. Regional workshop on strategic planning in forestry.

3. Twelve (12) participants from target economies trained in forest policy analysis.

4. National forest planning workshops.

 

Output 3: Increase awareness of effective means to adapt forest policies to poverty alleviation strategies. Activities will be undertaken are as follows:

5. Synthesizing key project findings into three to five policy briefs aimed at supporting forest policy adaptation to reduce poverty in target economies. The two to three pages policy briefs will be focus on regional thematic issues covering priority areas defined through the national level processes and regional strategic planning.

6. Printing and distributing policy briefs to national and regional policy-makers and agencies and organizations influencing policy processes. The policy briefs will be printed in attractive and accessible format.  

 

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