Fair ideas - Locally controlled farm-forestry: A firm foundation for fair green economies?
Led by: IIED, UK; the Three Rights Holders’ Group (G3)
How can we ensure a sustainable approach to farm-forestry that promotes equity and respects ecological limits? This session will debate the merits of strengthening rights, business capacity, organisation and investment for locally controlled farm-forestry as a viable way forward. Might a firmer grip for local people shift wealth and power to those with less, while creating strong incentives to manage and restore natural resources for the global good? Could such control be turned into profitable and sustainable business opportunities? Or will the explicit trade-offs in wealth and power render the concept unworkable irrespective of local and global outcomes? Join family, community and indigenous forest right-holders as we debate this issue.
Duncan Macqueen (chair), Principal Researcher, Natural Resources Group, IIED, UK
Jorge Vivan, Post-doctoral researcher, Center for Development, Environment and Society, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lennart Ackzell, Vice-chair, the International Family Forestry Alliance, Sweden
Ghan Shyam Pandey, Coordinator, Global Alliance of Community Forestry, Nepal
Estebancio Castro Diaz, Executive Secretary, International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests, Panama
Jan McAlpine, Director, UN Division on Forests, and head of the UN Forum on Forests Secretariat, USA