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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 »

February 3, 2016

A vision of a sustainable forestry sector in ASEAN

Durban, South Africa – Today marks the opening of the biggest gathering on forests and forestry. Hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in partnership with the Republic of South Africa, World Forestry Congress 2015 will READ MORE »

February 2, 2016

Philippine weaving traditions featured in 12th Annual International Folk Art Market

When it comes to handwoven textile production in the Philippines, the process is a slow and tedious one. From harvesting crops from which fiber for weaving will be stripped, to knotting and tying each fiber, it can take months before READ MORE »

November 24, 2015

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 »