IAFN Network Update: May 2014
Analog forestry in the post-2015 agenda
Our director, Bob Sutton, recently attended the meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, held in Mexico City. Now, he reflects on the positioning of analog forestry to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the post-2015 agenda.
Analog forestry book now online!
When analog forestry was coming into its own as a discipline, some 20 years ago, Dr. Ranil Senanayake and John Jack worked on the first systematized look at the philosophy and practice of Analog Forestry, which was published in 1998 by Monash University. Thanks to a generous agreement by the authors and the University, this work is now being re-published online for free download. See the announcement, and download the book, here.
On the training front, we have exciting news in this past month from Australia, Bolivia, Sri Lanka and Spain. The Moorabool Landcare Network held a workshop with local farmers in early May, in order to determine how best to implement analog forestry on their properties. No time was lost, either – work has already begun on the first sites! See the full story, with pictures, here.
Meanwhile, in Bolivia, work has begun in three sites that were designed during a workshop with PROBIOMA in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Finally, Julio Cantos shared his dream of a network of forest orchards in the entire Mediterranean region, which he introduced at an orchard workshop in the Balearic Islands in Spain.
In Sri Lanka, IAFN partners Rainforest Rescue International inaugurated a seed bank in a community affected by the decades-long civil war in the country. See how peace and restoration can go hand in hand.