Partners

IAFN partners work in more than 20 countries around the world:


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AustraliaMoorabool Landcare Network undertakes natural resource management across modified dry open forest and forested woodland across some 2110 square kilometres and its influence reaches approximately 4000 rural properties. The network members have completed regionally significant biolinks connecting remnant forest patches along more than 30 km of waterways.

In recent times a working group (Total Ecosystem Management Group or TEMG) has drawn on the experience of its members to initiate projects on sustainable agriculture, including Analog Forestry (AF). The core skills of TEMG are community engagement (including landcare), forest restoration, endangered species conservation and farm forestry. Members of TEMG have developed a biorich plantation using the principles of AF which encompasses 15 hectares (at Lal Lal) and are working for the extension of AF both in Australia and in Southeast Asia.

Contact: Anthony Dufty (anthony.dufty@pentlandhills.org.au)
0 RBallarat Tree Growers: The Ballarat branch of Australian Forest Growers has been promoting the integration of commercial and environmental tree plantings in rural areas for many years - to provide benefits to farmers and the broader community. It published 'Recreating the Country' that provides design principles to use when establishing new long-term biologically valuable tree-cover on farms. The BRT established its own 'biorich plantation' on degraded mining land that is growing commercial timber trees amongst a mix of local plant species. The BRT can be contacted through its Biorich Plantations website
Contact: Gib Wettenhall (gib@vic.chariot.net.au)
BelgiumWeForest is an international organization dedicated to sustainable reforestation. Our main objective is to participate in countering global warming and promote the international movement to recover part of the forests which have disappeared.

Contact: Marie-Noelle Keijzer (marienoelle.keijzer@weforest.org)
BeninNature Tropicale logoNature Tropicale is an NGO dedicated to education and awareness-raising on the importance of biodiversity restoration and protection. In addition to their educational activities, they carry out projects on the protection of endangered species and sustainable land management. Members of Nature Tropicale were introduced to Analog Forestry in 2014, and in 2015 have begun the establishment of their first demonstration site.

Nature Tropicale is a member of the IUCN and the African Biodiversity Network.
BrazilThe Consorcio dos Produtores Sateré Mawé is one of Brazil's largest producers of sustainable guaraná, a forest plant that is a principal ingredient in energy drinks as well as being a traditional Amazonian medicine. Their guaraná production is certified by the Forest Garden Products label, which reflects the diverse forest system in which they produce their guaraná and other forest products.
CameroonCENDEP was established in 1999 as a farmer group, with the mission of assisting and training farmers in the sustainable production and marketing of non-timber forest products. From the beginning, CENDEP worked for the protection of the environment, using the approach of 'protection through domestication', in other words, protecting threatened and commercial crops by growing them. Today CENDEP works in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon and in the West and Central African Region, focusing primarily on plant domestication and on restoring degraded forest lands, especially those that serve as watersheds using Analog Forestry techniques.

Contact: Wirsiy Eric Fondzenyuy (cendep2001@yahoo.com)
CanadaFalls Brook Centre is a sustainable community demonstration and training centre in rural New Brunswick. Through local, national and international community development and resource stewardship work, we encourage and support initiatives that are working towards a society that respects ecosystems, honours diverse cultures and provides an economy in balance with communities and nature.

Contact: Tegan Wong-Daugherty (tegan@fallsbrookcentre.ca)
The Tree Project is a New Brunswick based organization, established in 1991, that has a history of information sharing and events focused on Biodiversity Restoration. Through a long term international connection with Arbofiliia in Costa Rica, they have collaborated on Analog Forestry restoration projects in Central America, and are currently active in Honduras.

Contact: Jean Arnold (arnoldjean22@gmail.com)
ColombiaAMICHOCO is a Colombian foundation created in 1997 by members and friends of the Cock Duque family. Concerned about the social and environmental impact that the Pan-American Highway would have on the Chocó Bioregion, they formed a group to raise awareness and foster a critical discussion about the cost-benefits of this massive project.

Starting from this initiative, AMICHOCÓ transformed itself into an organization of professionals committed to the environmental protection of the Chocó Bioregion and the welfare of its inhabitants.

Contact: Ingrid Lozada (i.lozada@amichoco.org)
Costa RicaARBOFILIA is a non-profit association, which has been working for more than 20 years to stop the accelerated environmental and cultural deterioration in Costa Rica. The organization's mission is to educate people about the importance of rainforest protection and empower them to assume responsibility for themselves and the restoration of the ecosystems that sustain their lives.

Arbofilia's first priority is to restore the ecosystems that are habitats for wildlife and support human activities. Consequently, their main activities include reforestation with native tree species, the establishment of biological corridors, de-pollution of rivers and beaches, and the design of agro forestry systems.

Contact: Miguel Soto (info@arbofilia.net)
ccba-logo-rifa-pageCentro de Capacitación Bosques Análogos: The Centro de Capacitación de Bosques Análogo (CCBA) or ‘Analog Forestry Training Center’ is a not for profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) incorporated in Costa Rica in response to the need of restoring forested land. The goal is to expand this proven management approach by training people who will return to their home communities and countries to train others to extend the methodology of Analog Forestry (AF). The CCBA will be centered in la Finca Fila Marucha, a 94-hectare farm with primary and 40-year-old secondary forested areas and more recently established Analog Forestry plots. CCBA will provide live-in training and research opportunities for groups of AF students, professional foresters, and farmers.

Contact: Milo Bekins (milo@bosquesanalogos.org)
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Contact: Gustavo Cardarelli (info@ecoera.org)
Cubainaf-logo-rifaInstituto de Investigaciones Agro Forestales' mission is to contribute solutions to the political, scientific and technical problems and challenges associated with forestry resources and industry. As well, they hope to provide a scientific base for productive chains linked to the forestry program, prioritizing the promotion of silviculture and the development of new options for product diversification and forestry services.

Contact: Orlidia Hechavarría (orlidia@forestales.co.cu)
Dominican RepublicEnvironment and Development Action in the Caribbean : Through research - action, promotion and the building of strategic alliances, ENDA-Caribe contributes to the formulation of public policies with a sustainability perspective, as well as the promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence. ENDA's Analog Forestry demonstration sites are located in the municipality of Zambrana, part of the Colinas Bajas Model Forest project.

Contact: Mamerto Valerio (direccion@endadom.org.do)
EcuadorClimAmbiente is a non-for-profit organization, dedicated to the research and treatment of the topic of climate change in Ecuador.

Contact: Maria Cristina Criollo (info@climambiente.org)
FranceGuayapi is a company founded in 1990 with a commitment to promoting traditional production methods and increasing environmental sustainability in both the Amazon and in Sri Lanka. The main activities are the exclusive importation and wholesale worldwide distribution of raw materials and preparations, such as food supplements, tea and spices.

• Amazonian wild plants as nutritional supplements, food and cosmetics.
• Preparations based on these plants and recipes inspired by local communities.
• Organic teas, spices from bio-diversified crops, food plants and cosmetics from Sri Lanka.

Contact: Claudie Ravel (info@guayapi.com)
IndiaIndia Development Project was founded in 1976 and has been active with programs in education, health, and agriculture in the communities of Keonjhar District in Odisha, India.

Contact: Gokulananda Ojha Ojha (idpiindia@rediffmail.com)
Sahaja Samrudha started as a farmer initiated group to exchange ideas, seeds and share knowledge on sustainable agriculture. The formation of Sahaja Samrudha was the culmination of their individual efforts into a more exciting and powerful force to make sustainable agriculture a way of life for the farming community.

Contact: G. Krishna Prasad (sahajasamrudha@gmail.com)
ItalyArBio Italia is the Italian sister organization of ArBio, and acts to raise awareness and funds for rainforest restoration in Italy. The young organization is made up of a committed core of volunteers who promote their message with tireless energy. They also work to find market links for products from the Peruvian Amazon, such as Brazil nuts and other non-timber forest products.
MexicoINIFAP is an institution of excellence in science and technology, with leadership and with national and international recognition for its capability to respond to demands in knowledge and technological innovations in the agricultural, livestock and forestry sectors.

Contact: Lucas Madrigal (ing_lucasm@hotmail.coming_lucasm@hotmail.com)
PeruAsociación para la Resiliencia del Bosque frente a la Inter-Oceánica, or Arbio, was born from the need to change the current patterns of development in the Amazon towards a sustainable development model in which humans can coexist with forest ecosystems, without the need to turn it into a vast monoculture.

Our goal is to preserve the structure and function of forest ecosystems, focusing on economically viable and sustainable solutions for the Brazil nut gatherers in the region, such as Analog Forestry, small-scale Agroforestry, improved production and the export of Brazilian Nut.

Contact: Michel Saini (arbioperu@gmail.com)
camino_verdeCamino Verde is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and understanding biodiversity in the Peruvian Amazon, protecting indigenous rights, autonomy and wisdom, and spreading sustainable ways of life to encourage fair sustainable development. They were first introduced to Analog Forestry in 2014, and will be incorporating the technique into their tree planting and sustainable production work, as well as their living seed bank project.

Contact: Robin van Loon (rvanloon@gmail.com)
SpainAFMed are happy to be finally able to promote the Analog Forestry (AF) system in the Mediterranean region.

At the moment there are just a few of us trying to get this endeavour going, but we hope that we will be more in the near future.

Contact: Elena Bulmer (elena_bulmer@hotmail.com)
Sri LankaConservation Carbon Company is dedicated to value-added carbon capture and sequestration through the principles of Analog Forestry. We empower and make partners of traditional communities living in close proximity to tracts of natural forest where biodiversity is high, but under threat. Community members work with us to protect and extend forest coverage while preserving biodiversity and restoring ecosystems under expert supervision. In this way, communities in the developing world become essential partners in the effort to make a cleaner, greener and fairer world.

Contact: Subramaniam Eassuwaren (subra@eswaran.com)
Rainforest Rescue International actively works with poor forest edge communities to bring about improved management and protection of our disappearing rainforests. We support these rainforest communities to realize improved productivity through organic and sustainable agriculture. We also realize that much of the environmental problems of this world today is due to the disconnect between humans and the environment. By using solutions such as analog forestry, ecological mangrove restoration and organic agriculture alongside conservation, we aim to bring the balance back to the local rainforest ecosystems of Sri Lanka. RRI is a non profit conservation organization based in Sri Lanka.

Contact: Charith Senanayake (charith@rainforestrescueinternational.org)
The NetherlandsBoth ENDS sees a world out of balance. Nature, and therefore people, in developing countries are paying the price for our economic growth and our Western consumption patterns. Because energy demand is growing explosively in Western countries, huge tracts of usable land in developing countries are expropriated and used for crops such as rapeseed, corn, soybean and sugar cane. This is then used as raw materials for biofuels, not as food. Not only is this monoculture very bad for the environment (for several reasons), but it also compromises food security. This is just one of many abuses in developing countries that are caused by our excessive consumption patterns.

Contact: Maaike Hendriks (mh@bothends.org)
Togologo-lcr-2Les Compagnons Ruraux serves as a core intellectual scientific organization, whose goal is to promote the conservation of biodiversity through traditional and modern methods.

The association seeks to work, through education, research and consultation, for the improved conservation and integration of biodiversity in local activities, in order to promote the sustainable development of communities.

Contact: Jules Adjima (julesadjima@yahoo.fr)
The Institut pour le Developpement Durable et Perspective (IDDP) has worked since 2003 in the protection of natural areas in the plateaus region of Togo. Having attended an analog forestry training in 2014, they aim to apply the technique throughout the region.
UgandaAfunaduula Development Foundation (AFDEF) has worked with analog forestry since 1999, when they established a 13-acre demonstration site. They have participated in two analog forestry trainings and are working on establishing a training centre.
USAlpfn_mini_tileThe Landscapes for People, Food and Nature (LPFN) initiative is an international collaborative initiative of knowledge sharing, dialogue and action to support integrated landscape management in order to achieve three simultaneous goals: improved food production, ecosystem conservation, and sustainable livelihoods. More than 60 partner organizations from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia are contributing their resources and considerable expertise to promote and strengthen landscape management around the world. The IAFN is a strategic partner of the LPFN initiative and contributes to their work on landscape strengthening.

The LPFN initiative is coordinated by EcoAgriculture Partners, a pioneering nonprofit that uses an innovative whole landscape approach to strive for a world where agricultural communities manage their landscapes as ecoagriculture to enable them to simultaneously enhance rural livelihoods, conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and sustainably produce crops, livestock, fish, and fiber.