forest https://fornis.net/taxonomy/term/242?content=All en A protocol for community-based forest enterprises: The case of non-timber forest products https://fornis.net/node/540 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A protocol for community-based forest enterprises: The case of non-timber forest products</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> Determining sustainability harvesting levels for most non-timber forest products (NTFPs) is an evolving science. A monitoring programme that will continually assess the health and vitality of the natural resources base should be implemented. Though there is some information on individual species, ecosystem dynamics are still not well understood, commercialization of natural products makes it imperative to manage proactively through monitoring, harvesting and replanting and tree succession plans. Important steps in sustainable natural products management include the following: Identification and demarcation of the resource base by ecosystem type (forest, pasture, farmland, rock outcrop, and so on) and map of the locations of various ecosystems types; identification of resource supply areas of the preferred products; and estimating the volume based on current harvesting and trade or use. Further, identify potential threats to standing stock of natural resource base. In addition to conducting group meetings to investigate where and how products have been harvested, extracted or collected over the last 3 to 5 years; undertaking resource inventory of standing stock and also conducting user surveys and engaging resource collectors. Ultimately, for business development, the following logical<br /> issues are examined and critically analyzed; enterprise opportunity and location-specific overview of the community forestry subsector, sustainability of supply of forest products, regulatory environment and forest resource users/groups, technology, management and finance, and lastly marketing and sales. </p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/12/2013 - 16:23</span> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/protocol_community_based_enterprise.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=121296">protocol_community_based_enterprise.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>118.45 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forest Products Utilisation and Trade</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/631" hreflang="en">technology</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/115" hreflang="en">sustainability</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/632" hreflang="en">finance and marketing.</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/449" hreflang="en">Enterprise</a> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:23:18 +0000 sbritwum 540 at https://fornis.net Forest and Water https://fornis.net/content/forest-and-water <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Forest and Water</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/479" hreflang="en">Water</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2012-07-30T13:06:32+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/30/2012 - 13:06</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h3>Session C-1:Forest hydrology and Ecosystem Services</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/system/files/IUFRO_Agua%20Salud%20overview_25%20June%202012.pdf">Understanding changes in ecosystem services in the seasonal African forests: Lessons from the Agua Salud Project </a><strong>Jefferson S. Hall</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/system/files/BILASSE%20-%20Speech_congress.pdf">Importance of reserves to the regulation of water quality and micro-algae structure of temporary ponds in Burkina Faso (West Africa)</a><strong> Bilassé ZONGO</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/system/files/Water%20balance%20of%20savannah%20woodlands_a%20modelling%20study%20of%20the%20Sudanese%20gum%20belt%20region.pdf">Water balance of savannah woodlands: a modelling study of the Sudanese gum belt region</a><strong> Syed Ashraful Alam</strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/system/files/OTUOMA%20-%20Watershed%20degradation%20_%20Mau.pdf">Effect of watershed degradation on hydrological functions in South West</a> <strong>Mau John Otuoma</strong></li> </ul> </div> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:06:32 +0000 sbritwum 469 at https://fornis.net First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress, "Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World". 25–29 June 2012; Nairobi, Kenya. https://fornis.net/node/433 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress, &quot;Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World&quot;. 25–29 June 2012; Nairobi, Kenya. </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> The First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress opened on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and the Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA), with support from a number of donor organizations and institutions, the Congress focuses on the theme, “Forests and Trees: Serving the People of Africa and the World.” </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/147" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">fornisteam</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/27/2012 - 08:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p> <a href="http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufrofornessa/c1/">http://www.iisd.ca/ymb/forest/iufrofornessa/c1/</a> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-nsource field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News source</div> <div class="field__item">IISD Reporting Services Team - http://www.iisd.ca/</div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/440" hreflang="en">World</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/438" hreflang="en">Tree</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/439" hreflang="en">People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/441" hreflang="en">Nairobi</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/442" hreflang="en">Kenya.</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/436" hreflang="en">IUFRO</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/437" hreflang="en">FORNESSA</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/258" hreflang="en">africa</a> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:50:39 +0000 fornisteam 433 at https://fornis.net GLOBAL FOREST WATCH ANNOUNCES NEW SMALL GRANTS FUND https://fornis.net/node/324 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GLOBAL FOREST WATCH ANNOUNCES NEW SMALL GRANTS FUND</span> <a href="/taxonomy/term/656" hreflang="en">small grants fund</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/655" hreflang="en">Global watch</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jepteam_admin</span></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2011-06-17T11:45:54+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:45</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> <strong>GLOBAL FOREST WATCH ANNOUNCES NEW SMALL GRANTS FUND</strong></p> <p> <strong>- REQUEST FOR APPLICANTS -</strong></p> <p> Global Forest Watch (GFW), a new dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system, has pledged an initial $375,000 for grant-making in 2014 to fund innovative, on-the-ground use of the GFW platform. The GFW Small Grants Fund, which offers grants ranging from 10,000 – 40,000 USD, funds civil society organizations to use the platform to improve forest management and rural livelihoods.<br /> GFW was created by the World Resources Institute (WRI) with over 40 partners. For the first time, GFW unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. The platform contains a trove of forest data, including the most frequently updated information currently available about forest change. At 500 meter resolution, you can get monthly updates on tree cover loss, or you can zoom in to the 30 meter level for annual change. This data can be viewed, analyzed and downloaded for free. GFW is made possible through NASA’s satellite technology, Google’s cloud computing power, and through algorithms developed by GFW partners. For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.globalforestwatch.org">www.globalforestwatch.org</a>.<br /> The GFW Small Grants Fund was created in collaboration with The Access Initiative, the largest network in the world dedicated to ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about the natural resources that sustain their communities.<br /> WHAT WE FUND</p> <p> The purpose of the Small Grants Fund is to promote innovative, tangible uses of GFW around the world. GFW is a global tool, but it has immense potential for on-the-ground implementation with the goal of improving forest management through increased access to quality and timely information on the state of forests. We are seeking applications within the following categories to help meet our goal:<br /> 1.    Projects that extend the value of GFW information to forest-dependent communities, grassroots organizations, and other local stakeholders in ways that positively impact their lives (e.g., helping impacted communities use GFW information to monitor local forest resources).<br /> 2.   Projects that use information in the GFW platform to conduct research or carry out advocacy to improve forest governance and law enforcement (e.g., through changes in laws, institutions, and/or practices).<br /> 3.   Projects that provide new information to or validate existing information on GFW (e.g., creating a new data layer, validating areas of tree cover loss).<br /> 4. Other innovative projects that use GFW to empower civil society to better manage forests and sustain or mobilize local communities.</p> <p> The Small Grants Fund will not support:<br /> -       Undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate studies<br /> -       Annual fundraising drives<br /> -       Payment for institutional benefits<br /> -       Work that has already occurred</p> <p> GFW has an open data policy, intended to provide information free of constraints and restrictions on use. We request that all data produced through our Small Grants Fund will be shared using licensing which conforms to open data standards and made available for download whenever possible.</p> <p> WHO CAN APPLY?<br /> The Small Grants Fund is intended for non-profit, civil society organizations with full-time, paid staff.  The fund is not intended for large, international NGOs, individuals or any for-profit establishments or government agencies.</p> <p> Applicant eligibility will be further determined through completion of the pre-application, located on the Small Grants Fund website.</p> <p> GRANT DISBURSEMENT</p> <p> Administered by WRI, the Small Grants Fund supports projects ranging from 10,000 USD to 40,000 USD with a completion date of no later than December 31, 2014. Funds will be disbursed upon signing of an agreement with WRI and grant recipients will be required to meet reporting standards during the agreement period.</p> <p> The amount of funding requested in an application will not affect funding decisions. However, WRI may not be able to support all activities or deliverables within an application.  In such cases, WRI may negotiate with successful applicants to select a smaller number of activities/deliverables for funding.<br />  <br /> HOW TO APPLY</p> <p> Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Organizations are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. </p> <p> Submit the pre-application. Visit the GFW Small Grants Fund website and click “APPLY NOW!” to submit the pre-application. The pre-application helps determine whether applicants meet the minimum requirements to receive funding from WRI. Applicants will be notified within two weeks whether or not they are eligible to apply for a small grant.</p> <p> Submit a full application. Eligible applicants will be asked to submit a full application, which will be included as an attachment to the acceptance email with instructions for submission. Applications will be reviewed by the Small Grants Fund Board on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision within two to four weeks. In some cases, the fund Board may express interest in the application, but ask for additional information and/or clarity before offering funds.</p> <p> File Paperwork and Receive Funds. Accepted applicants will be notified of next steps, including the process for disbursement of funds.</p> <p> The decision of the Small Grants Fund Board on any matter related to the grants will be final and conclusive.</p> <p> IMPORTANT DATES</p> <p> March 10, 2014: Application is open</p> <p> June 1, 2014: Deadline to submit pre-application</p> <p> June, 30, 2014: Deadline to submit full application</p> <p> December 31, 2014: Project completion deadline</p> <p> For more information, please visit the Small Grants Fund website </p> <p> Leida Rijnhout<br /> Director for Global Policies and Sustainability</p> <p> European Environmental Bureau (EEB), BOULEVARD DE WATERLOO 34, 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM<br /> Tel: +32 (0) 2 790 88 15 | Mobile: +32 (0) 494 89 30 52 | Website: <a href="http://www.eeb.org/">http://www.eeb.org/</a> </p> </div> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:45:54 +0000 jepteam_admin 324 at https://fornis.net Timber yield determination and allocation in selective logging system in Ghana https://fornis.net/node/215 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Timber yield determination and allocation in selective logging system in Ghana</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Description</div> <div class="field__item"><p> Timber yield determination and allocation in the selection forest of Ghana has been on an interim basis due mainly to paucity of stand increment and mortality data. The current method, which is also an interim measure. was developed at the Forestry Planning Office in 1990 to replace the minimum felling diameter limit introduced in 1970 to salvage the over-mature trees over a period of 15 years. This paper reviews the mathematical logic of the current interim yield formula. The formula is modified by considering current data on mortality, felling cycle and time of passage. The idea of optimizing yield by number of stems per hectare is also applied in this revised version. The study reveals that one important premise in the derivation of the current interim formula was put in an incorrect algebraic form. resulting in an over-allocation of yield for individual species. A comparative analysis of the original and revised forms of the yield formula indicates that the latter is more effective in ensuring sustainability and is easily adaptable to different forest types, stocking levels and management prescription of felling cycle. /n the revised form, the effect of the ratio between felling cycle and time of passage (FIP) on yield is very significant. To fine-tune the revised form. more accurate data on the time of passage for the various species of different diameter classes in different forest types are essential requirements.</p> </div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/3" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">sbritwum</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/22/2010 - 16:19</span> <div class="field field--name-field-resp field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Responsible party</div> <div class="field__item">Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://fornis.net/sites/default/files/documents/timber_yield.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=4193116">timber_yield.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>4 MB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/73" hreflang="en">timber</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/239" hreflang="en">yield</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/240" hreflang="en">formula</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/241" hreflang="en">selection</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/242" hreflang="en">forest</a> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:19:23 +0000 sbritwum 215 at https://fornis.net