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November 20, 2016

ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization

BOGOR, Indonesia – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF), formerly known as ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) organized the ASEAN Regional Workshop on Bamboo Utilization as mandated by the ASEAN Senior Officials in Forestry (ASOF). Bamboo utilization development READ MORE »

November 15, 2016

Vietnam, the changing climate, and NTFPs

HANOI, Vietnam – The potential roles of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) in climate change adaptation and mitigation have been part of on-going discussion not just ASEAN region. In Vietnam for example. NTFPs such as bambusa (bamboo) and pine resin are key to the READ MORE »

October 21, 2016

Seeing social forestry with a slightly different lens

MANILA, Philippines – The adoption of the Paris Agreement in 12 December 2015 created a momentum across the world for more ambition and cooperation to address climate change. At present, countries are undergoing their domestic processes for the ratification of READ MORE »

October 10, 2016

Connecting forests, people and climate change solutions

MANILA, Philippines – Through its strong commitment to comprehensive policies and institutional arrangements, the Philippines has strongly adhered to principles and values of social justice and rights in the formulation of its climate change plans. This espousal is seen in READ MORE »

September 16, 2016

Pastor Delbert Rice – Small Grant Fund opens

The NTFP-EP Micro Grant Fund (MGF) started in 2007 with the support of BothEnds and IUCN Netherlands and has assisted 33 initiatives in 6 countries. The MGF is awarded to promising new projects which need startup funds and established initiatives in READ MORE »

July 7, 2016

NTFP-EP Philippines and CMCC in IFAM 2016

LOS ANGELES, USA – For the 3rd straight year, NTFP-EP Philippines and CustomMade Crafts Center are representing the Philippines in the biggest and most prestigious folk art market in the world, the International Folk Art Market (IFAM). This July 8-10, READ MORE »

June 11, 2016

The 5th ASEAN Civil Society Organizations Forum

The ASEAN Social Foresty Network, established in 2005, strives to contribute to the goal of food security through sustainable, efficient and effective use of land, forest, water, and aquatic resources, by minimizing the risks and impacts of climate change. Since READ MORE »

May 16, 2016

Way to go, Dean!

MANILA, Philippines — In its aim to continuously shape the minds that shape the nation, the University of the Philippines (UP) System recognizes the exceptional research productivity of its diverse faculty.  The UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS), which was approved by the READ MORE »