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The Center for People and Forests - RECOFTC

RECOFTC is the only international organization in Asia-Pacific specializing in capacity building for community forestry and devolved forest management. RECOFTC engages in strategic networks and effective partnerships with governments, international and UN agencies, non-government organizations, research and educational institutes, civil society, the private sector and local people in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

During the past two decades, RECOFTC has trained over 25,000 people from more than 27 countries in community forestry, including national policy makers, researchers and practitioners, and local forest users. Training, based on research, is central to all of RECOFTC's work, and is complemented by on-the-ground projects, critical issue analyses, and strategic communication.

The organization's geographical coverage encompasses all countries in the Asia-Pacific region, but prioritizes eight focal countries:  Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.  RECOFTC has its headquarters in Bangkok (Thailand) and country program offices in Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Bogor (Indonesia), Vientiane (Lao PDR), Yangon (Myanmar), and Hanoi (Vietnam). Visit: http://www.recoftc.org

Introduction to the ForInfo Project:

ForInfo - 'Livelihood Improvement through Generation and Ownership of Forest Information by Local People in Products and Services Markets' is a three-year project by RECOFTC – The Center for People and Forests, supported by the people of Finland working in eight strategic regional locations. For further information, blogs and individual pilot site descriptions visit us online at http://www.recoftc.org/site/resources/ForInfo/ or contact us directly at forinfo@recoftc.org.


RECOFTC - The Center for People and Forests

P.O. Box 1111, Kasetsart Post Office Bangkok,

10903, Thailand

Phone: (662) 940-5700

Fax: (662) 561-4880, 562-0960

Contact person: 
Fabian Noeske

Technologies from The Center for People and Forests - RECOFTC


Commercial Scale Community Bamboo Harvesting

Traditional vegetation based bamboo production of four villages of Meung districts in Lao PDR are being shifted to industrial processing oriented bamboo production with technical and operational support from ForInfo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The project could have assured improve management practice, participatory decision making, smooth beneficial opportunity for villagers and private sectors and finally, reduce the CO2 emission.