•The Rich Forests Initiative is a program that brings together social entrepreneurs from forest regions with business and investment groups in the Netherlands. The IAFN is proud to be part of this initiative, and will be attending its launch in Amsterdam on May 22nd. Read more here, and see a video produced by the RFI and BothENDS on Analog Forestry here.
•On May 14, 2013, representatives from the IAFN and the Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme presented at the FAO Conference on Forests and Food Security in Rome, Italy. Read the e-flyer for the event here.
•Words from Dr. Senanayake on the need to work within modern consumer culture to instill a Gratitude for Life and biodiversity, view it here.
•New newsletter from our partner CENDEP, view it here.
•IAFN's coordinator, Eduardo Aguilar, reports on the exposure visits in Sri Lanka and The Phillippines that took place in the last quarter of 2012 . View article from the NBTA newsletter here.
•From the People and Forest's e-bulletin: Mangroves more Carbon Rich and Important for Climate Change. Read full article here.
•Unseasonal rains. Opinion article by Dr. Senanayake. View full article here
•"Forests for the Future," a film about AF, it is a short and concise introducion to how AF can restore landscapes and cultivate food security - link.
•Who’s Afraid of Exotic Species, Gene Pirates and Government Babus? Full article here
•Rethinking Carbon and Climate Change: In a new film, IAFN´s senior scientist calls for valuing Biotic Carbon. View article and video here
•Desertification and Biodiversity. Opinion article by Dr. Senanayake. See here
Who we are
The International Analog Forestry Network was established in 1996 as a response to the need to maintain an exchange of knowledge, experience and up-to-date information between groups interested in learning, promoting and applying an Analog Forestry system in their own area. The primary objective of the Network is to restore ecosystems environmental stability and biodiversity, through research, design and application of the Analog Forestry system.
What we do
Analog Forestry is a system which seeks to establish analog ecosystems with architectural structures and ecological functions similar to the original climax or sub climax vegetation. It also seeks to strengthen rural communities, socially as much as economically, through the use of species that provide commercial products.
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