The third Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study (FAO, 2019) highlighted two important areas of concern for the forest sector in the region:
- First, the conservation of primary forests – i.e. forests largely unaffected by human activities – and the sustainable management of other natural forests are urgently needed to safeguard biodiversity, ecosystem services and the quality and health of the physical environment in the Asia Pacific region.
- Second, the use of innovative technologies – including ICT technologies, processing technologies and new wood-based products – creates huge opportunities and challenges for sustainable forestry and sustainable forest management.
To address these concerns, FAO and the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) are developing two inter-related roadmaps for the Asia-Pacific region on: (i) primary forest conservation; and, (ii) innovative forest technologies, including key policy and action recommendations, informed by science.
A key step for the development of these roadmaps is an open online consultation to collect from a broad range of key regional stakeholders scientific and local/traditional knowledge, experience and best practices, views and perspectives, suggestions and recommendations on primary forest conservation and the application of innovative technologies in forestry and forest management in the Asia-Pacific region.
If you wish to participate:
- Download the template (click here or on the icon).
- Fill in the form below with your personal information.
- After you filled the form with your personal information you will be able to upload the compiled template on this webpage.
Should you have any question, please contact: cgiarforestsandtrees[at]cgiar[dot]org