21 No 1

Fellows for SFM


The lack of human capacity has been identified as a key constraining factor to sustainable forest management (SFM) in most of the diagnoses and analyses to assess progress towards SFM carried out in ITTO member countries over the past quarter century. One of ITTO’s most effective contributions to addressing this constraint has been its Fellowship Program, among the Organization’s earliest and most successful initiatives and probably the world’s only such support program focused specifically on tropical forests and their management.

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This issue of the TFU is shorter than usual due to funding constraints and is not being circulated to our 15,000 subscribers (it will only be available online, with a limited number of copies printed for the 47th ITTC session). Funding constraints have also affected the publication schedule/frequency of the TFU in 2011. It is hoped that the regular length and publication schedule of the TFU can be resumed in 2012 through the provision of sufficient voluntary contributions or through the inclusion of this work in ITTO’s core activities budget under the terms of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006 when it enters into force.

Following the fellows


By Chisato Aoki

An assessment of the ITTO Fellowship Program shows it has had far-reaching impacts

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Cloudy with a chance of sustainability


By Constantino Aucca Chutas

ITTO Fellowship develops training program on utilization and management of cloud forests in Peru

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Fellowships Awarded

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Cambodia’s cut


By Dana Kao, Nobuya Mizoue and Shigejiro Yoshida

An ITTO fellowship helped estimate a sustainable yield from logged-over forests in Cambodia

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Mucking in


By Jean Hude Moudingo Ekindi

Community participation in mangrove ecosystem restoration can be improved in Cameroon’s Douala-Edea Wildlife Reserve

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Pushing the PCI


By Philomène Nkoulou

Action is needed to speed up the implementation of SFM principles, criteria and indicators in Gabonese forests

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The limits to agriculture


By Rabindra Roy

A greater focus on NTFPs could help improve livelihoods in Nepal’s upper Humla

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Out on a limb


By Stephanie J Caswell

ITTO’s Fellowship Program – can we make it even better?

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Fellowship publications list

Selected publications based on work carried out under ITTO Fellowships

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