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  • January 31, 2023 - News
    Webinar on regional Situational Analysis of NTFPs in AFoCO member countries held

    A webinar for the regional situational analysis of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in AFoCO member countries was organized under the project “Improving local community livelihoods through increased income from non-timber forest products: Modeling scalable community-based enterprises in Asia (AFoCO/035/2022).” The regional project involves 13 member countries of AFoCO cooperating to enhance livelihood and promote sustainable […]

    A webinar for the regional situational analysis of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in AFoCO member countries was organized under the project “Improving local community livelihoods through increased income from non-timber forest products: Mo... READ MORE »
  • January 3, 2023 - News
    ASEAN Ministers adopt guidelines on customary forest tenure recognition

    The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) formally adopted the ASEAN Guidelines on Recognition of Customary Tenure in Forested Landscapes during their 44th meeting last 25 October 2022. The Guidelines aim to establish a comprehensive regional approach to the recognition of customary tenure by establishing an ASEAN-wide standard for the member states to pattern […]

    The ASEAN Ministers on Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) formally adopted the ASEAN Guidelines on Recognition of Customary Tenure in Forested Landscapes during their 44th meeting last 25 October 2022. The Guidelines aim to establish a comprehen... READ MORE »
  • May 16, 2022 - News
    Indigenous delegation from Borneo expects Dutch government to suspend Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme

    This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigenous delegation from Malaysia is currently in the Netherlands to speak to the Dutch government about suspending its endorsement of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme MTCS. The request is based upon community concerns about inadequate consultations and an abusive lawsuit against […]

    Indigenous delegates from Malaysia visit the Netherlands, top importer of MTCS certified timber, to raise concerns about the certification scheme This article was originally published on The Borneo Project. (THE HAGUE / NETHERLANDS) An Indigen... READ MORE »
  • May 13, 2022 - News
    NGOs demand Malaysian Timber Certification Council acknowledge certification scheme’s shortcomings and take action

    This story was originally published on The Borneo Project. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the members’ meeting for the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) International this week, a group of civil society organizations has sent a scathing letter to the MTCC, arguing that the […]

    Logging operations in the Baram river basin. Photo: The Borneo Project/Bruno Manser Fund This story was originally published on The Borneo Project. (MIRI / SARAWAK / MALAYSIA) As the Malaysian Timber Certification Council (MTCC) attends the me... READ MORE »
  • May 4, 2022 - Events
    #CommunitiesSpeak: NTFP-EP, AIPP, AFA forward indigenous voices at World Forestry Congress

    At the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul, South Korea a consortium of three organizations is taking the initiative to ensure that #WorldForestVoices include those of indigenous and local communities. #CommunitiesSpeak is an advocacy agenda that weaves together the voices and experiences of a network of smallholders, community forest and farm producers and enterprises, indigenous […]

    #CommunitiesSpeak is an advocacy agenda that weaves together the voices and experiences of a network of smallholders, community forest and farm producers and enterprises, indigenous peoples, and local communities living in forests and forested lands... READ MORE »
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