Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Developing partnerships between CIFOR and the private plantation sector

146 views

Published on

New Generation Plantations Annual Summit Cape Town 18-19 June

Published in: Science
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Developing partnerships between CIFOR and the private plantation sector

  1. 1. Developing partnerships between CIFOR and the private plantation sector New Generation Plantations Annual Summit Cape Town 18-19 June
  2. 2. Why CIFOR – private sector partnerships? Industry needs science for improving management (in broad terms) CIFOR needs access to research sites and have results applied CIFOR has broad expertise: social science, GIS, silviculture, ecology… and supervises external resources with new skills CIFOR can bring additional financial resources
  3. 3. Labor Assessing the trend in labor intensity, contracts, productivity Questioning the economist view (« Lewis path ») How / Can we / Do we want to move towards more labor- intensive practices (learning from agriculture) The impact of rising energy prices: private perspective (saving money) and public perspective (reducing emissions) Labor complementarities with local core activities More generally-speaking: recycling labor
  4. 4. Company-community partnerships Access to land might need increasing involvement of local populations for pragmatic and political reasons Diversity of partnerships are possible with various outcomes Governance of these partnerships also involves internal governance for community groups
  5. 5. Other emerging issues • Plantations productivity and ecosystem services • Identify, quantify and value ecosystem services from planted forests • Stand -> landscape scale • Plantation water use • Restoration of degraded/abandoned land for multiple ecosystem services • Cross-country case studies and knowledge sharing
  6. 6. Bullock et al. (2011) An example from South Africa - can this be applied to large scale ?

×