Katila, P., De Jong, W., Galloway, G., Pokorny, B., and Pacheco, P.
IUFRO’s Policy Brief “Building on synergies: Harnessing community and smallholder forestry for Sustainable Development Goals” explores the common constraints that undermine community and smallholder forestry around the world, including lack of fundamental rights (e.g., tenure), bureaucratic hurdles, unfavourable commercial arrangements and illegality. It explores avenues to overcome these constraints such as the development of a supportive institutional setting, unlocking economic opportunities, realizing education and capacity building programs, and increasing systematic monitoring of outcomes.
Relevance for the Short Term Action Plan on Ecosystem Restoration:
By emphasizing the link between local land tenure rights and SDGs, this policy brief speaks to the legal and policy framework around land tenure emphasized by activity B2, the importance of strengthening education about restoration benefits in activity B3, and how restoration should be used to promote economic opportunity, relevant to activity B8.
- B2: Review, improve or establish a legal and policy framework for land tenure
- B3: Promote and strengthen formal and informal education systems
- B8: Promote economic and financial incentives
International Union of Forest Research Organizations Special Project World Forests, Society and Environment (IUFRO WFSE)