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Peer-reviewed publication
January 2021

Five Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines and Malaysia) have experienced forest transitions, that is, a shift from net deforestation to net increases in forest area, since the 1990s. Climate change mitigation policies such as REDD+ actively promote reforestation,…

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2021

The Annual Country Reviews reflect upon current land relations in the Mekong Region, and has been produced for researchers, practitioners and policy advocates operating in the field. Specialists have been selected from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to briefly answer the following…

Training Resources & Tools
October 2020

This guide is for forestry practitioners from local communities, governments, the private sector, civil society and academia in Southeast Asia. It explains the fundamentals of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and serves as a starting point for future exploration and design of FLR initiatives…

Reports & Research
August 2020

Forests play a crucial role in the fight against global climate change. The communities that live in and around forests are well-placed to carry out climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) recognizes that social forestry enables…

Institutional & promotional materials
May 2020

At RECOFTC, we take a long-term, landscape-based and inclusive approach to supporting local communities to secure their land and resource rights, stop deforestation, find alternative livelihoods and foster gender equity. 
The 10 landscapes across seven countries in the Asia-Pacific where…

Training Resources & Tools
April 2020

RECOFTC, in partnership with ICRAF, has developed a regional training manual on agroforestry for climate-resilient landscapes with the objective to train future extensionists and practitioners working on agroforestry. To ensure the efficacy of the manual, each training sessions has been tested…

Reports & Research
March 2020

This assessment, first of its kind, gives an overview of how social forestry is taught at universities in the region and provides recommendations to improving current practices. 
It fills an important data gap that exists in today's social forestry sector and will help different…

Institutional & promotional materials
March 2020

This toolkit contains presentations from the closing event of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, 25-26 February 2020. The toolkit contains the following presentations:
<ul><li>Social forestry…

Policy Papers & Briefs
February 2020

This policy brief discusses the opportunities and challenges facing social forestry in Southeast Asia and recommends that ASEAN Member States, universities and international research organizations mainstream participatory action research (PAR) in social forestry to overcome these challenges and…

Training Resources & Tools
February 2020

By assessing community forestry in a participatory way with community forestry user groups, practitioners can better help these groups increase the effectiveness of their community forests and identify areas for improvement.
The guide will also provide useful information to support the…

Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2020

This policy brief examines the legal reform process in forestry across ASEAN Member States and provides pathways for other countries to learn more about successful implementation of legal reform.