Chapter 7: Forestry: Reforestation, Natural Forest Management, and Agroforestry


Other Internet and Print Resources

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Internet Sites


  • Both the Forest Stewardship Council (International) and the Forest Stewardship Council (United States) have extensive information on forest certification.
  • U.S. Forest Service/Office of International Programs has a long-term working relationship with USAID to provide technical support to forestry programs.
  • The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is located in Bogor, Indonesia. It is part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) system, and is a useful source of up-to-date information on sustainable forest management.
  • The World Agroforestry Centre (formerly the International Center for Research in Agroforestry, or ICRAF) is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and provides information on including a tree component in farming systems. Like CIFOR, this center is a member of the CGIAR system. Its offerings include an “agroforestree” database, useful for screening specific tree species’ suitability for application in different countries.
  • The World Wildlife Fund-World Bank Forest Alliance is a partnership to promote forest conservation and best practices in forest management.
  • The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Forestry Department in Rome has long been a center of excellent information for forestry sector development in the developing world. Their INFOSYLVA database offers a summary of forestry sector statistics and information on a country-by-country basis. See the database at or contact the Forestry Department, Community Forestry-Oriented Forests, Trees and People Programme at
    The FAO also has a listserve on Reduced Impact Logging that is conducted in French. Subscribe at:;=1980&langId;=1
  • The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), located in Yokohama, Japan, is an excellent source of information on tropical timber use and its relationship to sustainable forest management. Established as a framework organization for consultations between producer and consumer member countries on all aspects of the world timber economy, ITTO maintains a Web site that includes access to up-to-date market information on tropical timbers and on criteria for sustainable management.