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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 »

April 20, 2016

Upcoming EXCEED training: Managing community forestry enterprise growth and effective marketing strategies

TAMIL NADU, India – Keystone Foundation Center, in partnership with NTFP-EP will be holding a 2-in-1 training program focusing on community enterprise consolidation and retailing this 1-6 August 2016, in their campus in Kotagiri, The Nilgiris. Register on or before READ MORE »

March 26, 2016

Surprise change of event for Baram Dam

MIRI, MALAYSIA. The struggle by the Baram villagers in resisting the proposed Baram dam has finally paid off. The gazette extinguishing the native rights of ownership for the land earmarked for the dam site and its reservoir has been officially revoked. The READ MORE »

March 21, 2016

#IntlForestDay: How do (people and) forests contribute to our water needs?

MANILA, Philippines – Clean water, one of Earth’s most important resources, is largely dependent on forests that are found upstream. Forested lands which act as filters that provide for everyone’s clean water are vital to the world’s increasing demand of supply. Indigenous READ MORE »

March 17, 2016

Gaining momentum: #CommunitiesSpeak Statement during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016

PAMPANGA, Philippines – We, leaders of organizations of indigenous peoples, local forest based communities and enterprises and family smallholders in 16 countries in Asia thank the organizers of Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016, as well as our apex organizations Asian Farmers Association (AFA), READ MORE »

February 19, 2016

#CommunitiesSpeak at APFW2016

PAMPANGA, Philippines – #CommunitiesSpeak weaves together the participation of representatives of organizations and communities of smallholders, community forest producers and enterprises,  and indigenous peoples living in forests and  forested landscapes, together with their support groups in the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week READ MORE »

February 11, 2016

Celebrating the humanity of the handmade traditions: IFAM in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The time-bound tradition of weaving represents the richness of the culture of many communities around the world. From harvesting the fibers, to stripping, knotting, tying, and eventually forming intricate textiles, the meticulous artistry involved in coming up with tapestries speaks READ MORE »

February 4, 2016

Bird calls of the rainforest

“I just love the sounds of the rainforest.  Can you recognize this animal?” Sagong  played a recording from his mobile phone and asked Joanna.  She guessed right that it was the sound of gibbons.  “Do you hear another sound at READ MORE »