Appanah, S. (ed.
Work on forest restoration is not new in the Asia-Pacific region. Classical achievements include the planting of teak in Java, and the ‘taungya’ system, first introduced in Burma for afforesting swidden areas. The need for restoring forests is increasing in the Asia-Pacific region considering the extensive areas of degraded forests and lands. In this context, a new approach, called forest landscape restoration (FLR) is currently being promoted widely. With a view to strengthening FLR approaches in the region, the FAO Regional Office for Asia-Pacific (FAO RAP) and RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests undertook a multicountry study to review the status of forest and land degradation, restoration approaches commonly used and the policy and institutional environments which can support the introduction of FLR approaches in the region.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)