Sloping Lands in Transition: Sharing Knowledge of China's Conservation of Crop Land to Forest Program (15th April 2014)

Updated:2014/4/21 15:14:34


Sloping Lands in Transition:

Sharing Knowledge of China's Conservation of Crop Land to Forest Program


Date: 15 April 2014            Place: Grand Park Hotel, Kunming City, China


Background:

The project "China's Conservation of Cropland to Forest Program: Monitoring, evaluation and future directions" is a collaboration between the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Forest Economics and Development Research Center (FEDRC) which operates as a research facility of China’s State Forestry Administration. It is also the first of a broader CIFOR project on “Sloping lands in transition’ (SLANT) which aims 1) to understand implementation of programs promoting forestry for provision of ecosystem services in smallholder-occupied hilly and mountainous lands; 2) to assess their socio-economic and biophysical effects; and 3) to share this knowledge regionally and globally with the aim of improving subsequent interventions and policies.


Objectives

The purpose of this meeting is to provide collaborators and potential collaborators in China with a brief introduction and update about our project progress and plans, and to seek participant’s valuable feedback. In addition, the event also will identify opportunities for potential future collaboration with local, national and international institutions.


The meeting will bring together representatives of the Chinese government agencies and institutions working on forestry, Chinese universities, international organizations, research institutions and experts working on forestry issues as well as local, national, and international NGOs.



Return to Top